Songs by Robert Burns

Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars song book

Blythe hae I been

G                    C      D
Blythe ha'ae I been on yon hill
G                C   G
As the lambs before me,
G                C          D
Careless ev'ry thought, and free
G                   C   G
as the breeze flew o'er me.
G               C         D
Now nae langer sport and play,
G                  Bm
Mirth or sang can please me;
Am             G
Lesley is sae fair and coy,
G                 C     G
Care and anguish seize me.

Heavy, heavy is the task,
Hopeless love declaring:
Trembling, I dow nocht but glow'r,
Sighing, dumb, despairing!
If she winna ease the thraws
in my bosom swelling;
Underneath the grass-green sod
Soon maun be my dwelling.


Arrangement © 2006 Bob Hay (BMI). All Rights Reserved.