The Road and the Miles tae Dundee (Traditional) Hamish, Derek, Ian line-up


Cauld winter was howlin' o'er moor and o'er mountain,

And wild was the surge on the dark rolling sea,

When I met about daybreak a bonnie young lassie,

Wha asked me the road and the miles tae Dundee.


Said I, "My young lassie, I canna' weel tell ye

The road and the distance I canna' weel gie.

But if you'll permit me tae gang a wee bittie,

I'll show you the road and the miles tae Dundee".


At once she consented and gave me her arm,

Ne'er a word did I speir wha the lassie might be,

She appeared like an angel in feature and form,

As she walked by my side on the road to Dundee.


At length wi' the Howe o' Strathmartine behind us,

And the spires o' the toon in full view we could see,

She said "Gentle Sir, I can never forget ye

For showing me so far on the road tae Dundee".


This ring and this purse take to prove I am grateful

And some simple token in trust you'll gie me

That in times to come I'll the laddie remember

Wha showed me so far on the road tae Dunddee


I took the gowd ring from the scarf on my bosom-

And I said "tak ye this in remembrance o' me

Then gently I kissed the sweet lips o' the lassie,

E'er I parted wi' her on the road tae Dundee.


So here's tae the lassie, I ne'er can forget her,

And ilka young laddie that's listening to me,

And never be sweer tae convoy a young lassie

Though it's only to show her the road tae Dundee

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