- Billy Ross lead vocal & guitar;
Billy Jackson whistle & vocal; George Jackson mandolin
& vocal; John Martin fiddle.
- Copyright: Trad.
Arr. Ossian/Springthyme Music © 1984
- In one form or another this song is
still widely popular in Ireland as As I Roved Out, in England as
Seventeen Come Sunday. This version is from the North East of
- As I gaed o'er yon Hieland hill,
- I met a bonny lassie;
- And she gied me a wink wi the tail o
- And faith but she was saucy.
- "Where are ye gaun my bonnie
- Where are ye gaun my honey?
- Where are ye gaun my bonnie
- "For baccy for my grannie."
- Wi ma rovin eye,
- Fol di doodle die,
- Wi ma rovin fol di derry,
- Wi ma rovin eye.
- "Oh what is your name my bonnie
- What is your name my honey?
- What is your name my bonnie
- "Oh they cry me bonnie
- "And how old are you my bonnie
- How old are you my honey?
- How old are you my bonnie
- "I'll be sixteen come
- "Whaur dae ye sleep my bonnie
- Whaur dae ye sleep my honey?
- Whaur dae ye sleep my bonnie
- "In a wee bed next my
- "Oh gin I were tae come tae
your hoose then,
- When the moon is shining clearly;
- Would you arise and let me in,
- So yer mother wouldn't hear
- Oh when I went doun tae the lassie's
- I found that she was wakened,
- Oh but lang, lang e'er the mornin
- Her mother heard us talkin.