As I rode by yon Brig O Dye And past yon hill o' broom A maiden sang right merrily Just as the sun gaed doon
Chorus (after each verse): Sayin', "Cairn O' Mount is bleak and bare And cauld lies Clach na Benn And you can see the snow lyin' there Along the summer's end"
Well, I lighted off my dapple gray And walked by her side Sayin', "Lassie, I hae lost my way Upon your moor sae wide Oh war me o' your face sae fair Yer een sae bonny blue The longest day I blighthly share Tae kiss your cherry moo
Oh lassie, will ye gan wi' me And leave yer cauld richt glen? Wi' a' my kin, ye'll bear the gree There's wealth baith but and ben Wi' silks and satins busket braw And ribbons fer yer hair And maids tae answer when ye ca' So can ye wish for mair?
Oh lassie, ye maun think a while My lands are far and wide I've gold in banks and ships at sea So come and be my bride My faither's left me lordships twa A coach at my command I'll mak' ye lady o' them a' If ye'll gie me yer hand
Oh lassie, think yer Donald's poor Has neither horse nor coo A shepherd stragglin' ower the moor Is no' a match for you" "Oh Cairn O' Mount is bleak and bare And cauld lies Clach na Benn And I'd rather meet my Donald there Than be fair Scotland's Queen"
"Oh lassie I'm loath tae tell You throw yer love awa' Yer Donald brally kens himsel' Last gloamins what I saw As I rode by his shielin' door I spied a heiland maid And yer Donald kissed her ower and ower And rolled her in his plaid"
"Would you swear a solemn oath What you hae told tae me? I wouldnae dread my Donald's faith But sae base loon ye lee" It's he's thrown off his laland dress Combed doon his yellow hair Sayin', "Lassie, you've been true tae me And now we'll part nae mair
Nae mair I'm shepherd o' the glen But laird a'yont the Dee And since ye hae been true tae me I'll aye prove true tae thee" 1