One morning in May when the fields were gay
And fine and pleasant was the weather
I happened to roam some miles from home
Among the bonnie bloomin heather down the moor

In among the heather, o'er the moor
and through the heather
I spied a lass and a very bonny lass
She was scoopin dew fromamong the heather down the moor

Barefooted was she, she was comely dressed
and on her head neither cap nor feather
And the plaid hung neatly around her waist
As she tripped through the bloomin heather
down the moor

In among the heather, o'er the moor
and through the heather
And the plaid hung neatly around her waist
As she tripped through the bloomin heather
down the moor

I stepped up to this fair maid
"What is your name, come tell me hither"
And she answered me "down by the bonny Bann-side
And I'm herding all my ewes together down the moor"

In among the heather, o'er the moor
and through the heather
And she answered me "down by the bonny Bann-side
I'm herding all my ewes together down the moor"

I courted her the live-long day
my heart was light as any feather
Until the rays of the red setting sun came
shining down in among the heather down the moor

In among the heather, o'er the moor
and through the heather
Until the rays of the red setting sun came
shining down in among the heather down the moor

She said "young man, I must away
My ewes are straying from eachother.
But I'm as loath to part from you as the bonnie
wee lambs are to part with their mother down the moor"

In among the heather, o'er the moor
and through the heather
Yes I'm as loath to part from you as the bonnie
wee lambs are to part with their mother down the moor

So up she got and away she went
her name and place I cannot gather
But if I was a king, I would make her a queen
The bonny lass I met among the heather
Down the moor

In among the heather, o'er the moor
and through the heather
But if I was aking, I would make her queen
The bonny lass I met among the heather
Down the moor




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