Broeselmaschine lassie liedtext



I once loved a lass, loved her so well.


And hated all others who spoke of her ill.


And now she's rewarded me well for my love,


She's gone to be wed to another.


I saw my love up to the church door.


Bridesgroom and bridesmaidens, they make a fine show.


I followed on with my heart full of woe.


She's gone to be wed to another.


I saw my love as she sat down to dine.


I sat down beside her and poured out the wine.


I thought of a Lassie that should have been mine.


She's gone to be wed to another.


The men in your forest, they asked of me.


How many strawberries grow in the salt sea.


I answered them with a tear in my eye.


How many ships sail in the forest.


Dig me a grave and dig it so deep.


Cover it over with wee flowers so sweet.


And I'll lay me down to take a long sleep


And may be in time I'll forget her.