The Broom of the Cowdenknows

Traditional. Arrangement The Black Family

How blithe each mom was I to see
My lass come o'er the hill
She skipped the burn and ran to me
I met her with good will

Chorus

Oh the broom, the bonny, bonny broom
The broom O' The Cowdenknowes
Faen would I be in my aen country
Herding her father's ewes

She neither herded ewes nor lambs
while the flock asleeping lay
She gathered in the sheep at night
And cheered me all the day

Chorus

It's hard that I should banished be
Gang oe'r lea and moor
Because I loved the fairest lass
That e'er on earth was born

Chorus

Adieu ye bonny ewes adieu
farewell all pleasures there
To wander by her side again
Is all I crave or care

Can be found on the album The Black Family