The Bonnie Woods of Hatton
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A Scottish song of unrequited love. This is a pre-mixed sample soon to be released on our next CD.
Charts
Peak: #17   (74,917 songs currently in World)
Peak in sub-genre: #2   (2,206 songs currently in Traditional Celtic)
Upload date
January 03, 2007
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MP3 2.7 MB, bitrate 320 kbps.
2:54 minutes
Words/music
Trad. PD. © 2007, Darby O'Gill
Story behind the song
Scheduled for an upcoming Darby CD.
Lyrics
The Bonnie Woods of Hatton (Hatton Wood) Traditional ~1890 D C G D Oh, ye comrades and companions and all you gathered here C D G D To my sad lamentation I pray youll lend an ear C D G D For its once I loved a bonnie lass; loved her as my life C G D It was my sole intention to make that girl my wife G C D I said: My dearest Bessie, when will you name the time When you and Ill get married, love, and hands together join And youll sit in your wee cottage, and youll neither spin nor sew While your own kind-hearted highland lad is whistlin at the plough I courted with yon bonnie lass for twelve-month and a day Sometimes among the green grass, sometimes among the hay I courted her the lee-long night and part of the next day Till she said: My dearest Sandy, its time you went away Put blessings on yon bonnie lass, wherever she may be I wish no evil unto her, although she slighted me I only hope someday that she might say before she dees I wish Id wed yon highland lad who sang so sweet to me