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Broadside ballad entitled 'Bonnie Nelly Brown'



This Popular Song can be always had at the Poet's Box,
Overgate Dundee

O bonnie Nelly Brown,
I   will sing a song to thee,
Though oceans wide between us row,
Ye'll aye be dear to me ?
Though mony a year's gane o'er my head
Since down in Linton's dell,
I took the last fond look o' the.
My ain dear Nell.

O tell me Nelly Brown,
Do you mind our youthfu' days,
When we ran about the birnie's side,
Or ED el'd the gowany braes?
When I pu'd the craw-peas blossom,
And the blooming heather bell,
To twine then round the bonnie brow,
My ain dear Nell.

How often Nelly Brown.
Ha'e we wandred ce'r the lea,
Where grow the brier, the yellow broon,
And flowery hathorn tree ?
Or sported   'mang yon   leafy woods,
Till nicht's lang shadows fell -
O we ne'er had thoughts o' partin' then,
My ain dear Nell

And in winter, Nelly Brown.
When nichts were lang ard drear.
We would creep down by the ingle Side,
Some- fairy   tale to hear:
We car'd   not for snawv drift,
Nor nippin' frost sae snell,
For we lived but for each ither then.
My ain dear Nell.

They tell me Nel'y Brown.
That your bonnie raven hair,
Is snaw-white noo, and that your brow,
She cloudless ance and fair,
Looks carworn noo, and unco sad
But I heed nae what they tell,
For I ne'er can think you're changed to fine
My ain dear Nell.

Ance mair, then. Nelly Brown,
I have sung of love and thee.
Though oceans wide between us row,.
Ye're aye the same to me.
And when I sighed my last farewell,
In Linton's   flowery dell-
O   I ne'er can tine my love for thee,
My ain dear Nell

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Probable period of publication: 1880-1900   shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(111b)
Broadside ballad entitled 'Bonnie Nelly Brown'
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