BESSIE BELL AND MARY GRAY(learned from John Jacob Niles record)
Bessie Bell and Mary Gray
They were twa bonnie lasses
They biggit a bower on yon burnside
And theekit it o'er with rashes
They theekit it o'er with rashes green,
They theekit it o'er with heather,
But the pest came fro' the burrows-toun
And slew them baith together.
They thought to lie in Methven kirkyard,
Amang their noble kin,
But they maun lie in Dronoch Haugh,
On the bent before the sun.
(repeat first verse)
(from miriam berg's folksong collection)