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Birnie Bouzle
Traditional, PD. Recorded by Darby O'Gill, "Waitin' for a Ride", 1996,
Dog Sheet Music. (et al).
Notes: There are loads of renditions of this song, with many verses. It is
a marriage proposal. On the album, we put it in front of "When Will We
be Wed" as an introduction.
Birnie Bouzle
Traditional, adapted by W. Scott Messer
“Waitin’ for a Ride�, Darby O’Gill, 1996

Am                              G                (F#  -  Em)
Gin ye marry me, lassie, at the kirk o’ Birnie Bouzle
Am                                 G       (Em)    Am
‘Till the day ye dee, lassie, ye will ne’er repent it

                                                      G               (F#  -  Em)
And ye s’all wear when we are wed the kirtle and the hi’lan plaid
Am                                     G        (Em)     Am
Sleep upon a feather bed, sae couthie and sae cantie

And ye sall gan sae braw, lassie, at the kirk o’ Birnie Bouzle
Little brouges and a’, lassie, vow, but ye’ll be cantie

And yer wee-bit tocher is but sma’, but hoddon-grey will wear for a’
I’ll save my sil’er tae mak’ ye braw and ye will ne’er repent it

Gin ye marry me, lassie, at the kirk o’ Birnie Bouzle
‘Till the day ye dee, lassie, ye will ne’er repent it

And ye’ll hae bonnie bairnes and a’, some lassies fair and laddies braw
Like their mither, yin and a’ and yer faither, he’s consented

Gin ye marry me, lassie, at the kirk o’ Birnie Bouzle
‘Till the day ye dee, lassie, ye will ne’er repent it
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