Limerick

Limerick – Bonny Bluebell

 

The Blue Bells of Scotland

Oh where, tell me where is your Highland laddie gone?

Oh where, tell me where is your Highland laddie gone?

He’s gone with streaming banners where noble deeds are done

And it’s oh, in my heart I wish him safe at home

 

Oh where, tell me where is your Highland laddie dwell?

Oh where, tell me where is your Highland laddie dwell?

He dwelt in bonnie Scotland, where blooms the sweet bluebell

And it’s oh, in my heart I lo’e my laddie well

 

Oh what, tell me what does your Highland laddie wear?

Oh what, tell me what does your Highland laddie wear?

A bonnet with a lofty plume and on his breast a plaid

And it’s oh, i my heart that I lo’e my Highland lad

 

Oh what, tell me what if your Highland lad be slain?

Oh what, tell me what if your Highland lad be slain?

Oh, no, true love will be his guard and bring him safe again

For it’s oh, my heart would break if my Highland lad were slain

 

Oh what, will you claim for your constancy to him?

Oh what, will you claim for your constancy to him?

I’ll claim a priest to wed us and a clerk to say amen

And I’ll ne’er part again from my bonnie Highland lad.