My Bonny Yorkshire Lass

 
Performed by:
Steve Gardham
Recorded in:
Harrogate
Recorded on:
28/01/2007
Recorded by:
Mark Ellison
Genre:
Amatory
Keywords:
Farm implements,
Love,
Admiration,
Family
 

Archival information

TYG:
66
Key:
D
Time Signature:
6/8
Roud id:
20466
Laws id:
Master title:
My Bonny Yorkshire Lass
Places Cited:
Yorkshire

Lyrics

1
Kind friends, I’ve come before you now me happy lot to tell,
I’ll sing in praise of a charming girl with whom in love I fell.
She comes from out o’ Yorkshire, her name is Emily,
About as nice a buxom lass as ever you did see.

Chorus
Her eyes are like the little stars that shine so bright above,
Her cheeks are like the red rose bush, with her I fell in love;
Her pearly teeth and golden hair, a lass I wouldn’t pass,
The pride of all the country is me bonny Yorkshire lass.

2
Her father keeps a little farm not many miles from here,
Amidst the flowers and roses I roam with Emily dear.
Her father, mother, sister, all with me agree,
But the pride of all the family is me own dear Emily.

3
To see her in the dairy to me seems quite a treat,
Her milking pails, her pots and pans, they look so trim and neat;
But the best of all amongst them and dearer far to me,
Is me pretty little Yorkshire lass, me own dear Emily.

Joined in the chorus by Ray Black, John Greaves and Mark Ellison. Recorded at Ray Black’s house in Harrogate.