I Once Loved A Lass song lyrics and guitar chords. A traditional song from Scotland. Recorded
by Ewan McColl, The Corries and by Dervish.
[D]I once loved a lass and I loved her sae[G] well, I[D] hated all others who[C] spoke o' her[A] ill, But[D] now
she's re[G]warded me[D] well for my love, for she's[C] gone tae be wed tae a[D]nother.
When I saw my love
tae the church go, With bride and bridemaidens they made a fine show, And I follaed them on wi' a heart full o' woe, For
she's gone tae be wed to another. When I saw my love sit down to dine, I sat doon beside her and poured out the wine, And
I drank tae the lass that should hae been mine, And now she is wed tae another.
The men o' yon forest, they
askit o' me, Hoo many strawberries grew in the saut sea, But I askit them back wi' a tear in my e'e, Hoo many ships
sail in the forest? Oh, dig me a grave and dig it sae deep, And cover it o'er wi' florets sae sweet, And I'll turn
in and tak a long sleep, And maybe in time I'll forget her.
They dug him a grave and they dug it sae deep, And
covered it o'er wi' florets sae sweet, And he's turned in for tae tak a long sleep, And maybe by this time he's forgot