Kelvin Grove

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Let us haste to Kelvin Grove, bonnie lassie o
Through its mazes let us rove, bonnie lassie o
Where the roses in there pride
Deck the bonnie dingle side
Where the midnight fairies glide, bonnie lassie o

Oh Kelvin banks are fair, bonnie lassie o
When the summer we are there, bonnie lassie o
There the May-pink crimson plume
Grows a soft but sweet perfume
Round the yellow banks of broom, bonnie lassie o

Though I dare not call thee mine, bonnie lassie o
As the smile of fortune’s thine, bonnie lassie o
Yet with fortune on my side
I could stay thy father’s pride
And win thee for my bride, bonnie lassie o

But the frowns of fortune lour, bonnie lassie o
On thy lover at this hour, bonnie lassie o
Ere yon golden orb of day
Wake the warblers on their spray
From this land I must away, bonnie lassie o

Then farewell Kelvin Grove, bonnie lassie o
And adeiu to all I love, bonnie lassie o
To the river winding clear
To the fragrant scented brier
Even to thee of all most dear, bonnie lassie o

When upon a foreign shore, bonnie lassie o
Should I come midst battles roar, bonnie lassie o
Then heaven should’st thou hear
Of thy lover on his bier
To his memory shed a tear, bonnie lassie o

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