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I Once Loved a Lass
Traditional, arranged by the Tannahill Weavers
We heard this particular version of the song many years ago but, for a variety of reasons, never got round to performing it either live or on record.

Perhaps the saddest of all human emotions is unrequited love, and let's face it, most of us like a good requite now and then.  Unfortunately, it was not to be.


LYRICS:

I once loved a lass, I loved her sae weel
I hated all others that thought o' her ill
But noo she's rewarded me weel for my love
She has gone tae be wed tae another

I saw my love into the church go
Wi' bridegroom and brides maidens they made a fine show
And I followed on wi' my heart fu' o' woe
She was gone tae be wed tae another

I saw my love sit doon tae dine
I sat doon beside her and poured oot the wine
I drank tae that lassie who should hae been mine
Even though she was wed tae another

Oh dig me my grave and dig it sae deep
And cover me ower wi' flooers sae sweet
It's I'll lay me doon and I'll tak' a lang sleep
Aye and maybe in time I'll forget her

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