As I gaed o'er the Highland hills,|
To a farmer's house I came;
The night being dark and something wet
I ventur'd into the same,
Where I was kindly treated,
And a pretty girl I spied,
Who ask'd me if I had a wife?
But marriage I denied.
2. I courted her the lae long night,
3. Day being come and breakfast o'er,|
To the parlour I was ta'en;
The gudeman kindly asked me
If I'd marry his daughter Jane?
Five hundred marks I'll give her,
Beside a piece of lan',
But scarcely had he spoken the word,
Than I thought of Peggy Bawn.
4. Your offer, sir, is very good,
5. Oh! Peggy Bawn, thou art my own,|
Thy heart lies in my breast,
And though we at a distance are,
Yet I love thee still the best;
Although we at a distance are,
And the seas between us roar,
Yet I'll be constant, Peggy Bawn,
To thee forever more.
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