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As I gaed oot ae summer's nicht
To tak' a wee bit stroll,
Ne'er thinkin' on the hoors gaen by,
I daundered by the toll;
I hadna gane far by the toll
Tae Gairner's burn I passed;
And what do you think that I met there,
But a bonnie wee trampin' lass?
Whaur are ye gaun ? Gie me yer han'
Hoo are ye daein'? says I
Haud up yer heid, my bonnie wee lass
And dinna look sae shy
Whaur d'ye hide; whaur d'ye stay ?
Tell to me yer name
D'ye think yer faither wad be angry noo
If I was to see ye hame ''
She said that she was workin'
In the Milton fields,
Tramplin' banks o' yarnin,
And liked it unco weel.
She said she had ten bob a week,
But wisna on fu' time.
Savs I, my lass, what maitters that,
When you will soon he mine ?
Chorus: Whaur are ye gaun etc.
Noo since we've got mairriet
We're as happy as can be
Twa bits o' bairnies by oor side,
Anither on oor knee.
I ofttimes stroll doon by the toll,
As I think on the days gane past
And as lang as I live I'll ne'er forget
My bonnie wee trampin' lass.
Chorus: Whaur are ye gaun etc.

Footnote:  This popular song was among many noted by the renowned Aberdeenshire song-collector Gavin Greig.  It was included in his Folk-song of the North East published in 1911.  There are different versions of this song sung in Ayrshire and Dundee.



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