I Aince Loved a Lass

by Elizabeth Timmerman

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A traditional Scottish song. Vocals and harp by Elizabeth Timmerman.

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I aince loved a lass, and I loved her sae weel
I hated all others that spake of her ill;
But noo she's rewarded me weel for my love,
For she's gane to be wed tae another.

I saw my love as she sat down to dine,
I sat down aside her and poured out the wine,
An' I drank tae the love that should ha'e been mine,
But she's gane to be wed tae another.

I saw my love up tae the kirk go,
Wi' bride and bride-maidens, they made a fine show;
An' l followed on wi' a heart full of woe,
For she's gane to be wed tae another.

The men in yon forest they askit of me,
How many strawberries grow in the salt sea?
And I answered them wi' a tear in my e'e,
How many ships sail in the forest?

O dig me a grave and dig it sae deep,
And cover it over wi' flooers sae sweet,
And I'll lay me doon, and I'll tak' a lang sleep,
And maybe in time I'll forget her.

I aince loved a lass, and I loved her sae weel
I hated all others that spake of her ill;
But noo she's rewarded me weel for my love,
For she's gane and been wed tae another.
For she's gane and been wed tae another.

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released November 2, 2013

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