Songs and Ballads of Dundee

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Bonnie Susie Cleland





2. The Father untae the dochter cam,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
The Father untae the dochter cam,
And dearly she love me,
The Father untae the dochter cam,
Sayin' 'Will you forsake that Englishman?'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

3. 'If you'll no that Englishman forsake,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
If you'll no that Englishman forsake,
So dearly loved by thee,
If you'll no that Englishman forsake,
I will burn you at the stake.'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

4. ''I'll no that Englishman forsake,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
I'll no that Englishman forsake,
Who dearly loveth me,
I'll no that Englishman forsake,
Though you may burn me at the stake.'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

5. 'Oh where will I get a pretty little boy,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
Oh where will I get a pretty little boy,
That dearly loveth me,
Oh where will I get a pretty little boy,
Who'll carry tidings to my joy'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

6. 'Oh here I am a pretty little boy,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
Oh here I am a pretty little boy,
That dearly loveth thee,
Oh here I am a pretty little boy,
Who'll carry tidings tae thy joy'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

7. 'Oh gie tae him this richt hand glove,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
Oh gie tae him this richt hand glove,
That dearly loveth me,
Oh gie tae him this richt hand glove,
Tell him tae get another love'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

8. 'Oh gie tae him this wee penknife,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
Oh gie tae him this wee penknife,
That dearly loveth me,
Oh gie tae him this richt hand glove,
Tell him tae get another wife'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

9. 'And gie tae him this gey gold ring,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
And gie tae him this gey gold ring,
That dearly loveth me,
And gie tae him this gey gold ring,
Say I am going tae ma burning'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

10.Her father he ca'd up the stake,
Hey my love and ho my jo,
Her father he ca'd up the stake,
That dearly loveth me,
Her father he ca'd up the stake,
Her brither he the fire did make'
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is tae be burnt in Dundee.

Bonnie Susie Cleland


As sung by Jim Reid, recorded by Peter Shepheard. This is a version of the ballad Lady Maisry (Child 65), and it was originally collected by William Motherwell.


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