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The Trooper And The Maid

This song is by Dougie MacLean.

A trooper lad cam here last nicht
Wi' riding he was weary
A trooper lad cam here last nicht
When the moon shone bricht and clearly

Bonnie lassie I lie near ye no
Bonnie lassie I lie near ye
And I'll gar a' ye're ribbons reel
In the morning e're I leave ye

She's ta'en his fine horse by the heid
And she's led him to the stable
She's ga'en him corn and hay tae eat
As much as he was able

She's ta'en the trooper by the hand
And she's led him tae her chamber
She's ge'en him breed and wine tae drink
And the wine it was like amber

She's made the bed baith lang and wide
She's made it like a lady
She's ta'en her wee cloak ower heed
Says trooper are ye ready?

He's ta'en off his big top coat
Likewise his hat and feather
And he's ta'en his broadsword frae his side
And no he's doon beside her

They hadna been but and hour in bed
An hour and half a quarter
When the drums came beating up the street
And ilka beat was faster

It's up, up, up, oor colonel cried
It's up, up, up, and awa' o'
It's up, up, up, oor colonel cried
For the morn's oor battle day o'

She's ta'en her wee cloak ower her heid
And she's followed him doon tae stirling
She's grown sae fu' she couldnae move
And they left her in dunfermlin

Bonnie lassie I moun leave ye no
Bonnie lassie I moun leave ye
But o' it does grieve me sair
That e'er I lay sae near ye

When we ye come back again
My ain dear trooper laddie?
When we ye come back again
And be yer bairnie's daddy?

Oh haud yer tongue my bonnie lassie
Ne'er let this parting grieve you
When heather cowes grow ousen bows
Bonnie lass I'll come and see you

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