Bonnie Broom
Traditional with arrangement by Glenngarry Boys and Fintan

There lived a lady by the North Sea shore
(Lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
Two daughters were the babes she bore
((Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)

One was as bright as the midday sun,
((Lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
So coal black grew the eldest one.
((Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)

A knight came riding to the lady's door,
((Lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
He courted one with gloves and rings,
But he loved the other (yeah) above all things.
Sister, sister won’t you come with me
See the ships sail upon the sea
Then the eldest pushed the younger o’er.
(Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)

Two minstrels walkin’ by the North Sea strand
((Lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
They saw the maiden like float to land.
((Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)

They made a harp of her breastbone,
(And lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
They strung that harp with her yellow hair.
((Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)

The first string that the minstrel played
(And lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
It brought terror to the black haired bride
((Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)

The second string made a doleful sound:
(And lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
”The younger sister (yeah) she was drowned.”
((Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)

The lovers fled her father’s hall
(And lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
And hanged themselves on yonder tree
((Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)

There lived a lady by the North Sea shore
(And lay the bent to the bonnie broom)
Two daughters were the babes she bore
((Dee del I deh di dee del uh di di)