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Drumshanty Lyr Req: Rue and Thyme (16) DTADD Version: Rue and Thyme 07 Jul 03

There's a rose in yon gairden that's newly sprung in bloom
Wi' spreadin' and growin' it blooms a' aroond
I reached richt intae it, the reid rose tae find
But a thorn pricked my finger and I left it behind

O rue! O rue! The rue is in prime
And it's ye'll pu' the reid rose and I'll pu' the thyme

For I aince loved him dearly but noo him disdain
For the langer I loved him the falser he became
For the langer I loved him the saucier he grew
And it's noo I must tell him that it's time for tae rue

And it's ye'll pu' the reid rose, I'll pu' the rue and thyme
For since ye've been unfaithfu', sae will I be unkind
And it's ye'll drink tae yer auld love and I'll drink tae mine
So here's a health tae the laddie that's maist on my mind

For I can love little and I can love long
And I can love an auld love till a new yin comes along
I only said I loved him his mind for tae ease
And it's when his back is tae me, I can love who I please

This is the Maureen Jelks version transcribed from her Tradition Bearers album "Eence Upon a Time".

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