Five popular songs (1)/I Wadna Lea My Lowland Lad
I WADNA LEA MY LOWLAND LAD.
Haud awa', bide awa'
Hand awa' frae me, Donald;
What care I for a' your wrealth,
An' a' that ye can gi'e, Donald?
I wadna lea' my Lowland lad
For a' your goud and gear, Donald;
Sae tak' your plaid, and o'er the hill,
An' stay nae langer here, Donald
Haud awa', bide awa', &c.
My Jamie is a gallant youth—
I lo'e but him alane, Donald;
And in bonnie Scotland's Isle,
Like him there is nane, Donald.
Haud awa', bide awa',
Haud awa' frae me, Donald;
What care I for a' your wealth,
And a' that ye can gi'e, Donald?
He wears nae plaid nor tartan hose,
Nor garters at his knee, Donald;
But, oh! he wears a faithfu' heart,
And love blinks in his e'e, Donald.
Sae baud awa', bide awa',
Come nae mair at e'en, Donald;
I wadna break my Jamie's heart,
To be a Highland queen, Donald.
This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.