O' that I were where Helen lies
Night and day on me she cries
O' that I were where Helen lies
In fair Kirkconnel lee

O' Helen fair beyond compare
A ringlet of thy flowing hair
I'll wear it still forevermore
Until the day I die

Cursed be the gun that shot the shot
And cursed be the hand that gave the crack
Into my arms bird Helen lap
And died for sake of me

O' think na ye but my heart was sore
My love fell down and spake no more
There did she swoon wi meikle care
On fair Kirkconnel lee

I lighted down, my sword did draw
I cutted him in pieces small
I cutted him in pieces small
On fair Kirkconnel lee

O' Helen chaste, thou were modest
If I were with thee I were blessed
Where thou lies low and takes thy rest
On fair Kirkconnel lee

I wish my grave was growing green
A winding sheet put over my e'en
And I in Helen's arms lying
In fair Kirkconnel lee

I wish I were where Helen lies
Night and day on me she cries
O' that I were where Helen lies
On fair Kirkconnel lee


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