I am a Wee Laddie

Melody -

1. I am a wee laddie,
Hard, hard is my fate,
I have travelled this country
Both early and late
I courted a wee Lass,
I did her adore;
Though she has denied me,
I'll try her once more.

2. At the late hour of midnight
When souls are at rest,
I think of my true love
With hope in my breast,
Saying, "The time it is coming
And that you will see,
When I'll be with my true love
And she'll be with me."
  3. "Oh, it's Johnnie, dear Johnnie,
Such things cannot be,
As to be with your true love
And you be with me,
For to leave father, mother,
Their poor hearts would break,
For to leave sisters, brothers,
And follow a rake."

4. "Oh, it's Molly, dear Molly,
You're not much to blame,
When first I came courting,
You scarce were eighteen,
Your parents did slight me
Because I loved so,
And for that very reason
I love where you go.

5. "Oh, it's green grows the holly
And so does the rue,
And I'm very sorry
At parting with you,
But we'll have merry meetings,
Our joys to renew,
And we'll leave o'er the false love
And start on the new."

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