Bonnie Bairns Dadgad
BONNIE BAIRNS KATE RUSBY DADGAD tuning D= 000200 C= 032030 G= 550000 D C A lady walked in yon wild wood, G D Beneath the holly tree, D C It was there she saw two bonnie bairns, G D There running at her knee. D C And the first she pulled a red, red rose, G D With hands as soft as silk, D C And the next she pulled a lily pale, G D With hands more white than milk. D C "Why do you pull the red, red rose, G D And why the lily white?" D C "We need them at the seat of grace, G D For the soul of thee tonight." D C "Oh bide with me you bonnie bairns, G D I'll dress you rich and fine, D C And for all the blackbirds in the woods, G D You'll eat white bread and wine." D C The stars were shooting to and fro, G D But the thorns she did abhor, D C As the lady followed the bonnie bairns, G D For three long hours and more. D C "Where do you dwell you bonnie bairns, G D I'm woe and weary grown", D C "We live where woe it never comes, G D In a land to flesh unknown." D C They came unto a tree of beech, G D Two names carved in the bark, D C "Do you see your name carved here lady, G D The other lies in the dark." D C And she wept in vain and she wept full sore, G D For her love laid in the ground, D C And she wept until the stars gave way, G D 'Til the dawn it brought no sound.