“On Longside Road (Auld Lang Syne)”


"On Longside Road I've often trod... 'Twas there I spied another maid In the arms of my dear." The singer hisses her anger: "You think I that I could love you still?" She is resolved "to shun your company." But she would take old lovers into her home


In the course of the song, the girl says she would not forgive her false love were he "fair as Absalom." According to 2 Samuel 14:25, David's son Absalom was the most beautiful man in Israel. - RBW


  1. Ord, p. 172, "On Longside Road; or The False Lover" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5583
  3. BI, Ord172


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: love betrayal
Found in: Britain(Scotland)