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Tim Jenkins, Balladeer: Music

Lassie Wi' the Yellow Coatie

(Tim Jenkins, Balladeer)
August 8, 2010
James Duff


Chorus

Lassie wi’ the yellow coatie,
Will ye wad a moorland jockie?
Lassie wi’ the yellow coatie,
Will ye busk and gang wi’ me?

I hae meal and milk in plenty,
I hae kale and cakes fu’ dentie,
I've a but and ben fu’ gentie,
But I want a wife like thee.

Chorus

Tho my mailin be but sma',
Little gowd hae I tae shaw,
I've a hairt withoot a flaw,
And I'll gie it all tae thee.

Chorus

With my lassie and my doggie,
Oe'r the braes and through the boggie ,
Nane on airth was aye sae jaunty,
Or sae blithe as we will be.

Chorus

Haste ye lassie tae my bosom,
While the roses are in blossom,
Time is precious, dinna lose it,
Flo'ers will fade and so will ye.

Chorus

wi’: with
coatie: coat
wad: wed
jockie: young man
busk: dress up
gang: go
hae: have
meal: oatmeal
kale: broth
cake: oatcake
fu’: full
dentie: dainty
but and ben: kitchen and parlor (two room cottage)
gentie: genteel
mailin: rented land
sma’: small
gowd: gold
shaw: show
hairt: heart
withoot: without
gie: give
tae: to
o’er: over
braes: hillsides
boggie: bog
nane: none
airth: earth
sae: so
dinna: do not
flo’er: flower