Five popular songs (1)/Fain Would I Be Young Johnnie's Bride
FAIN WOULD I BE YOUNG JOHNNIE’S BRIDE.
I like to gang by Candran side;
For Johnie meets me there.
Fain would I be young Johnie's bride;
This wish is a' my care;
But that I darena tell the lad—
He would think me owre fain;
For mither frets and daddie threats,
If I but name't to them.
When e'er I cross the door at e'en,
There's fifty things to do;
The ewes to bught, the pails to clean,
The ale to warm or brew.
A' wark is mine since Johnie came;
And sneer'd at ilka turn;
Sare sare I mane, yet a' in vain,
They're happiest when I mourn.
Yestreen he pass'd at trystin' time;
Then out to him I flew;
He tauld me that his heart was mine;
And I'm sure 'tis true.
Sae I'll be true to ilka vow,
Let mither flyte or :
In Johnie's ha' ere Beltan blaw,
I'll wear the bridal ring.