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Broadside ballad entitled 'Bleaching Lass of Kelvinhaugh'
Copies of the popular song can laways be had at the poet
Air.?Lord Bateman's Daughter.
I went out one summer's evening,
To view the banks of sweet Kelvinhaugh:
Her cheeks like roses and her skin like snaw,
Says I, " My lassie, where are you going,
Or what do you do, 1 should like for to know?
He says, " My lassie, will you go with me,
An' I'll buy you new gowns an' diamonds braw?"
No, kind sir, I'd rather tarry
A wee bleacher lassie o' Kelvenhaugh.'
She says, " Young man, it's the truth I tell you,
I have a sweetheart that's far awa".
I'll ne'er forsake him that's far awa..'
He says, " My lassie oh. you are cruel!
I wish your fair face I ne'er had saw,
For the bleacher lassie o' Kelvinhaugh "
Oh lassie do you remember,
When the big ship sailed by yon bromie law,
And the sailer ladies they all admired,
The bonny bleacher laas oh sweet Kelvinhaugh-
Oh laddie laddie , I do well remember,
When yon big ship sailed by yen bromie law,
And the sailer landies they all admired,
And my own true love was among the crew,
Here is a ring oh a pure gold ring,
And on you're finger it shall go,
And this very day you're a captains lady,
For being true to your laddie though away.
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(24b)