I Once (Ainse) Loved a Lass
 

I ainse loved a lass and I loved her sae well
That I hate all others that spoke of her ill
But now shes rewarded me ill for my love
Shes gone tae get wed tae another.

When I saw my love tae the kirk go
Wi bride and bridemaidens they made a fine show
And I followed after, my heart filled wi woe
To see my love wed tae another

When I saw my love sit doon tae dine
IU sat doon beside her and poured oot the wine
And I drank tae the lassie that shoulda been mine
But shes gone tae be wed tae another

The men of yon forest, they ask it o me
How many strawberries grow in the salt sea
I answer them back wi a tear in ma ee
How many ships sail in the forest.

Go dig me a grave, both long, wide and deep
And cover it over wi florets sae sweet
And Ill turn in for to take a long sleep
And maybe in time Ill forget her

And they dug him a grave, both long, wide and deep
And they covered it over wi florets sae sweet
And hes turned in for to take a long sleep
And maybe by now hes forgot her.