Songs by Robert Burns

Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars song book

Handsome Nell

D       G      D      A
Once I lov'd a bonie lass,
D         AsusD   A    G
Ay, and I love her still;
     Bm          A      G        A
And whilst that virtue warms my heart,
      G       A        D
I'll love my handsome Nell.

She dresses aye sae clean and neat,
Both decent and genteel;
And then there's something in her gait
Gars ony dress look weel .

'Tis this in Nelly pleases me,
'Tis this enchants my soul;
For absolutely in my heart
She reigns without control.

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