Bonnie Susie Cleland

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This example of "Bonnie Susie Cleland" is performed by Katrina of Coventry and Gerald of Leesville of Bards in a Box
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This song is one of the many versions collected of Child Ballad # 65i (see version 65i)

There lived a lady in Scotland
Hey my love, and all my joy
There lived a lady in Scotland
Wha dearly loves me
There lived a lady in Scotland
And she’s fallen in love with an Englishman
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is to be burned in Dundee

The father to his daughter came
Hey my love, and all my joy
The father to his daughter came
Wha dearly loves me
The father to his daughter came
Will you forsake yon Englishman?
Or Bonnie Susie Cleland is to be burned in Dundee

I’ll no yon Englishman forsake
Hey my love, and all my joy
I’ll no yon Englishman forsake
Wha dearly loves me
I’ll no yon Englishman forsake
Tho ye mon burn me at the stake
And Bonnie Susie Cleland is to be burned in Dundee

Where will I find a bonnie wee boy
Hey my love, and all my joy
Where will I find a bonnie wee boy
Wha dearly loves me
Here I am your bonnie wee boy
I’ll carry the tidings to your joy
That Bonnie Susie Cleland is to be burned in Dundee

Gae to him this gay gold ring
Hey my love, and all my joy
Gae to him this gay gold ring
Wha dearly loves me
Gae to him this gay gold ring
Tell him that we’ll not meet again
For Bonnie Susie Cleland is to be burned in Dundee

The father he cut up the stake
Hey my love, and all my joy
The father he cut up the stake
Wha dearly loves me
The brothers the fire did make
And Bonnie Susie Cleland was burned in Dundee