“A Lassie Lives by Yonder Burn”


"A lassie lives by yonder burn, That jinks about the seggins, And aft she gies her sheep a turn, To feed amang the bracken." The singer promises that he would "row her in my plaidie" if she would "woo wi' me." He must leave but hopes to return to her


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 229-231, "A Lassie Lives by Yonder Burn" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6121
  3. BI, FVS229


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: courting separation
Found in: Britain(Scotland)