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DonMeixner Origins: Spanish Lady (19) RE: Origins: Spanish Lady 03 Aug 21


The Corries sang this as The Ettrick Valley

As I gang doon the Ettrick Highway at the hour o' 12 at night
Who did I see, but a handsome lassie
Combin' her hair by candlelight?
Lassie, I hae come a-courting, your kind favors for to win
And if you'd but smile upon me, next Sunday night I'll call again


Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day!

So to me you came a-courting, my kind favors for to win
But 'twould give me the greatest pleasure if you never would call again!
What would I do, when I go out walking, walking oot in the Ettrick view?
What would I do when I go out walking, walkin' oot wi' a laddie like you?

Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day!

Lassie, I hae gold and silver, lassie I hae houses and land
Lassie, I hae ships on the ocean, they'll be all at your command
What do I care for your ships on the ocean?
What do I care for your houses and land?
What do I care for your gold and silver
When all I want is a handsome man?

Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day!
Did you ever see the grass in the morning, all bedecked with jewels rare?
Did you ever see a handsome lassie, diamonds sparkling in her hair?
Did you ever see a copper kettle, mended up wi' an old tin can?
Did you ever see a handsome lassie married up tae an ugly man?

Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day!
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum rhu-u-dhum
Fallah-tallah rhu-dhumma, rhu-dhum-day!


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