Sangstories
Stories of Scottish Songs

Tales of Scottish traditional
and newer songs 
sung by Sangschule 
of Linlithgow

The Sands O The Shore

Oh, the sands o the shore and the
waves o the sea
When his back is turned he's a stranger
tae me
He's a stranger tae me aye and sae let
him be
For I care nae mair for him than the
waves o the sea

I aince had a sweetheart but noo I hae nane
He stole awa my heart but I got it back again
Aye I got it back again aye and sae let him be
For I care nae mair for him than the waves o the sea

He bocht me a present o a braw diamond ring
He thocht it wid entice me tae gang awa wi him
But I wasnae sae foolish as he taen me tae be
And I care nae mair for him than the waves o the sea

O he is the son o a high lord and king
And I am but a dochter o a pair workin man
Sae let him drink his wine aye and I'll drink my tea
For I care nae mair for him than the waves o the sea

Words:
Bocht
: bought
Braw: fine
Dochter: daughter
Pair: poor

This song was brought to Sangschule by Glasgow singer Gordeanna McCulloch.

 Heather Heywood recorded it on her album By Yon Castle Wa where she says that she learned it from Mary Stewart who was a regular singer in the Kilmarnock Folk Club and then went to live in France.

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