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Thread #55151   Message #856195
Posted By: Willa
31-Dec-02 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Rose: Liner Notes PermaThread
Subject: Mudcat CD Rose: Laddie, Lie Near Me
15.  Laddie, Lie Near Me    (Robert Burns ?*)
Sung by Willa

I first heard this traditional song at a Folkworks weekend in Darlington,UK, in 2001.  Our tutor, Alyth McCormack, taught it to us.  - Willa

 Lyrics:

 Lang hae we parted (perted) been, laddie ma dearie,
 Noo we are met again, laddie lie near me.
 
Chorus:
 Near me, near me, laddie lie near me.
 Lang hast thou lain, aye lain.
 Laddie lie near me.

 All that I hae endured, laddie ma dearie,
 Here in thy arms is cured.   Laddie, lie near me.

 Say that you'll aye be true, laddie ma dearie,
 I will love nane but you.   Laddie, lie near me.

 If in love's bower we meet, laddie ma dearie,
 My joy will be complete.   Laddie, lie near me.

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*Since [I recorded this], I've found more versions and some fascinating information on Mudcat. (3 versions in the DT, of which 2 is the nearest).  When I sing it now I use "Lang hast thou lane alane" for the second line of the chorus.

 The Official Burns website http://www.robertburns.org/  gives this:

 Song: "Twas na her bonie blue e'e"    *Tune: "Laddie, lie near me." * and the words ae completely different.

 'TWAS na her bonie blue e'e was my ruin,
 Fair tho' she be, that was ne'er my undoin';
 'Twas the dear smile when nae body did mind us,
 'Twas the bewitching, sweet, stown glance o' kindness:
 'Twas the bewitching, sweet, stown glance o' kindness.

 Sair do I fear that to hope is denied me,
 Sair do I fear that despair maun abide me,
 But tho' fell fortune should fate us to sever,
 Queen shall she be in my bosom for ever:
 Queen shall she be in my bosom for ever.

 Chloris, I'm thine wi' a passion sincerest,
 And thou hast plighted me love o' the dearest!
 And thou'rt the angel that never can alter,
 Sooner the sun in his motion would falter:
 Sooner the sun in his motion would falter.