Bessy Bell and Mary Gray (1816-1820)/As I came by Loch-Erroch side

Bessy Bell and Mary Gray  (1816-1820) 
As I came by Loch-Erroch side

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As I came by Loch-Erroch side,
The lofty hills surveying,
The water clear, the heather blooms,
Their fragrance sweet conveying,
I met, unsought, my lovely maid,
I found her like May morning;
With graces sweet, and charms so rare,
Her person all adorning.

How kind her looks, how blest was I,
While in my arms I press'd her!
And she her wishes scarce conceal'd,
As fondly I caress'd her.
She said, If that your heart be true.
If constantly you'll love me,
I heed not care, nor fortune's frowns,
For nought but death shall move me.

But faithful, loving, true, and kind.
For ever you shall find me,
And of our meeting here so sweet,
Loch-Erroch sweet shall mind me.
Enraptur'd then, My lovely lass,
I cried, no more we'll tarry!
We'll leave the fair Loch-Erroch side.
For lovers soon should marry.


This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.