Mudcat Café message #3631139 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #3631139
Posted By: Megan L
07-Jun-14 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Hopefully I haven't made to muckle o a mill o it fur hids bin a whiles since ah listened tae the Shetland tongue.


Bonnie Tammie Scolla

Far his do bin aw di day
Bonnie Tammie, Bonnie Tammie
Far his do bin aw di day
Bonnie Tammie Scolla

Up a bank and doon a brae
Bonnie Minnie, bonnie Minnie
Up a bank and doon a brae
Bonnie Minnie Merrin

What his do bin doin der
Bonnie Tammie, Bonnie Tammie
What his do bin doin der
Bonnie Tammie Scolla

Ahm bin seekin me a wife
Bonnie Minnie, bonnie Minnie
Ahm bin seekin me a wife
Bonnie Minnie Merrin

Whens do gaan tae merry her
Bonnie Tammie, Bonnie Tammie
Whens do gaan tae merry her
Bonnie Tammie

At the back o Hallimass
Bonnie Minnie, bonnie Minnie
At the back o Hallimass
Bonnie Minnie Merrin


Whit wey will do get her hame
Bonnie Tammie, Bonnie Tammie
Whit wey will do get her hame
Bonnie Tammie Scolla

Ah'll pit her oan the muckle mare
Bonnie Minnie, bonnie Minnie
Ah'll pit her oan the muckle mare
Bonnie Minnie Merrin

Whaurs do gaan tae mak her sit
Bonnie Tammie, Bonnie Tammie
Whaurs do gaan tae mak her sit
Bonnie Tammie Scolla

Inbye er(?) the muckle chair
Bonnie Minnie, bonnie Minnie
Inbye er(?) the muckle chair
Bonnie Minnie Merrin

Whits do gaan tae gier tae et(eat)
Bonnie Tammie, Bonnie Tammie
Whits do gaan tae gier tae et(eat)
Bonnie Tammie Scolla

A corn o meal upon a plate
Bonnie Minnie, bonnie Minnie
A corn o meal upon a plate
Bonnie Minnie Merrin

That's whit dool gie her tae et
Bonnie Tammie, Bonnie Tammie
That's whit dool gie her tae et
Bonnie Tammie Scolla

Dats whit ah'll gie her tae et
Bonnie Minnie, bonnie Minnie
Dats whit ah'll gie her tae et
Bonnie Minnie Merrin

Far his do bin aw di day
Bonnie Tammie, Bonnie Tammie
Far his do bin aw di day
Bonnie Tammie Scolla

Up a bank and doon a brae
Bonnie Minnie, bonnie Minnie
Up a bank and doon a brae
Bonnie Minnie Merrin

Last two verses sung together others sung question and answer