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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Bonnie Lasses' Answer'



Lasses' Answer.

Farewell to Glasgow,
Likewise to Lanarkshire,
And farewell my dearest parents,
For I'll ne'er see you mair ;
For the want of pocket money,   
And for the want of cash,
Makes a mony a bonny laddie
To leave his bonny lass.


For I am forced to go, my love,
Where no one shall me know,
But the bennie lassie's answer,
Was aye, no, no.

For the Queen is wanting men
And I for one must go,
And it's for my life love,
I dare not answer no,
O, stay at hame my: bonny lad,
And dinna gang afar,
For little, little, do you know,
Of the dangers of the war.
        But I am bound

It's I'll cut off my yellow hair,
And go along with you,
And be your faithful comrade,
In some foreign country.
ay at hame, my bonny lass,
And dinna gang wi' me,
For little, little, do you know,
Of the dangers of the sea.
        But I am bound

He lifted-up her lily hand,
And laid it on his heart,
And said my bonnie lassie,
From you I canna part.
The fervent love I have to you
Is constant true and kind,
You're always present to my view
And never from my mind.
        But I am forced, &c.

Farewell to Cathkin's bonny braes,
Where oft'time I ha'e been ;
And farewell to the banks of Clyde,
And bonny Glasgow Green.
Farewell my loving comrades dear,
I own my heart is sair,
Farewell, for aye, my bonny Jean,
For I'll ne'er see ye mair.
        For I am forced, &c.

Sold by JAMES LINDSAY, Printer
and Wholesale   Stationer, ll   King
t, (off Trongate), Glasgow.


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Probable period of publication: 1860-1890   shelfmark: RB.m.168(063)
Broadside ballad entitled 'The Bonnie Lasses' Answer'
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