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Lyrics - Bogie's Bonnie Belle

Ae Whitsun Day in Huntly toon, it's there I did agree
Wi' Bogie o' Carnie, a six-month for tae fee
Tae drive his twa best horses, tae cart and herry and ploo
And dae ony thing aboot farm work that I very weel could do

Noo, Bogie had a daughter; her name was Isabell
The lily o' the valley the primrose o' the dell
And when she went out walkin', she chose me for her guide
Doon by the burn o' Carnie tae see sma' fishes glide

When six lang months had passed and gane, this lassie's lost her bloom
The red fell fae her rosy cheeks, her tears came tumblin' doon
When nine lang months had passed and gane, she brought forth tae me a son
And I was quickly sent for to see what could be done

I offered for to marry her, but ah, that wouldny dae
You're no a match for my wee Bell, she's no a match for ye
Then he sent me packin' doon the road, wi' nae penny o' my fee
So, a' ye lads o' Huntly side, a lang farewell tae ye

Noo, she's married a tinker chap, wha comes fae Huntly toon
Wi' pots and pans and ladles, he scours the counry `roon
And maybe she's gotten a better match, Bogie canna tell
But I was first tae win the heart o' Bogie's Bonnie Bell

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