Ca' The Yowes Tae The Knowes, Molly And Me


Good morning to you, fair maid, you're tending your flock
What brings you so early unto this green spot?
My faither's in the fields and he's waiting for me
To ca the yowes tae the knowes, Molly and me

My faither's a shepherd, herds sheep on yon hill
If you get his sanction, I'll be at your will
And if he does grant it, right glad I will be
To ca the yowes tae the knowes, Molly and me

Good morning to you, old man, you're counting your flock
Could you spare me a ewe-lamb for to keep up my stock
And grass for to feed it on yonder green lea
Ca the yowes tae the knowes, Molly and me

Gang doon tae yon burnside and choose your ain lamb
You can get it as easy as any man can
And grass for to feed it on yonder green lea
Ca the yowes tae the knowes, Molly and me

Tommy stepped forward, caught Molly by the hand
And right before her auld faither the couple did stand
Saying, This is the ewe-lamb that I asked from thee
Ca the yowes tae the knowes, Molly and me

Oh Tommy, oh Tommy, it's you've me beguiled
It's little did I think that you meant my own child
But since I have said it say, well then, let it be
Ca the yowes tae the knowes, Molly and me

A peck of gold thou shalt have, it will sleek with my one
And if that won't so then I'll heap with my hand
And yon fleecy flocks a' that feed on yon lea
I will sign them all over to Molly and thee

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