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Lyrics - I Once Loved A Lass

I once loved a lass an I loved her sae weel,
I hated a' ithers that spoke o' her ill.
But noo she's rewarded me weel for my love,
For she's gone tae be wed tae anither.

When I saw my love tae the kirk go
Wi" bride and bride maidens she made a fine sh
And I followed on wi' a hairt fu' o' woe
For she's gone tae be wed tae anither.

When I saw my love sit doon tae dine
I sat doon beside her and poured oot the wine
And I drank tae the lassie that should hae been
But she's gone tae be 'wed tae anither.

The men o' yon forest they askit o' me
How many strawberries grow in the saut sea?
I answered them back 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 owre wi' flooers sae sweet
And I will lie doon there and tak' a lang sleep.
And maybe in time I'll forget her.

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