Highland Laddie

Ay, ay, and away she goes,
Bonnie laddie, Hieland laddie;
Ay, ay, and away she goes,
Bonnie Hieland laddie!

'Way she goes, heels and toes,
Bonnie laddie, Hieland laddie;
Ay, ay, and away she goes,
Bonnie Hieland laddie!

This is the day we sail this way,
Bonnie laddie, Hieland laddie;
Ay, ay, and away she goes,
Bonnie Hieland laddie!

From Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman by William Main Doerflinger (1951, '72, '91)

Were you ever in Quebec,
Bonnie laddie, Highland laddie,
Stowing timber on the deck?
My bonnie Highland laddie, oh.

Were you ever in Dundee?
There some pretty ships you'll see.

Were you ever in Merrimashee,
Where you make fast to a tree?

Were you ever in Mobile Bay,
Screwing cotton by the day?

From Carhes Nordhoff, Nine Years a Sailor (1957)
From Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman by William Main Doerflinger (1951, '72, '91)