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ET ADD Battlefield Band's 'Devil Uisge Bheath' (7) Lyr Add: THE DEVIL'S COURTSHIP (from Alan Reid) 03 Mar 05


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THE DEVIL'S COURTSHIP
(from Alan Reid)

1. I'll buy you a pennyworth o' priens
If that be the way true love begins
If ye'll gang along wi me ma dear, if ye'll gang along wi me.

2. Ye can hae your pennyworth of priens
Though that be the way true love begins
For I'll never gang wi you ma dear, I'll never gang wi you.

3. I'll buy you a braw snuff box,
Nine times opened nine times locked
If ye'll gang along wi me ma dear, if ye'll gang along wi me.

4. I don't care for your braw snuff box
Nine times opened nine times locked
For I'll never gang wi you ma dear, I'll never gang wi you.

5. I'll buy you a silken goon
Wi nine stripes up and nine stripes doon
If ye'll gang along wi me ma dear, if ye'll gang along wi me.

6. You can hae your silken goon
Wi nine stripes up and nine stripes doon
For I'll never gang wi you ma dear, I'll never gang wi you.

7. I'll buy you a nine stringed bell,
Tae call yer maid whene'er you will
If you'll gang....

8. I'll nae hae your nine stringed bell
Tae call my maid whene'er I will
For I'll never....

9. I'll gie you a kist of gold
Tae conffort you when you are old
If you'll gang....

10. These are sweet words that you say
So mount your horse and ride away
I'll gang away wi you ma dear I'll gang away wi you.

11. They'd scarcely gaun a mile
When she spied his cloven heel
I rue I cain wi you she says, I rue I cain wi you.

12 I'll grip ye hard and fast,
Gold it won your virgin heart at last
And I'll no part wi you ma dear, I'll no part wi you.

13. As they were galloping along
The cold wind carried her mournful song
I rue I cain wi you she says, I rue I cain wi you.

The song is also called The Devil's Courtship. Music and words are in Martyrs, Rogues and Worthies, an excellent book of songs and tunes from Scotland by Alan Reid (also contains Quiet Days beside the River and other fab songs. ISBN 0 9540160 0 9 from kinmor@templerecords.co.uk


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