I Once Loved A Lass song lyrics and guitar chords
A traditional song from Scotland. Recorded by Ewan McColl, The Corries, Karan Casey, The Tannahill Weavers, The Clancy Brothers and by Dervish. I have included a couple of versions of the chords including the key that The Corries play the song in.
[D]I once loved a lass and I loved her sae[G] well,
I[D] hated all others who[C] spoke o' her[A] ill,
But[D] now she's re[G]warded me[D] well for my love,
for she's[C] gone tae be wed tae a[D]nother.
When I saw my love tae the church go,
With bride and bridemaidens they made a fine show,
And I follaed them on wi' a heart full o' woe,
For she's gone tae be wed to another.
When I saw my love sit down to dine,
I sat doon beside her and poured out the wine,
And I drank tae the lass that should hae been mine,
And now she is wed tae another.
The men o' yon forest, they askit o' me,
Hoo many strawberries grew in the saut sea,
But I askit them back wi' a tear in my e'e,
Hoo many ships sail in the forest?
Oh, dig me a grave and dig it sae deep,
And cover it o'er wi' florets sae sweet,
And I'll turn in and tak a long sleep,
And maybe in time I'll forget her.
They dug him a grave and they dug it sae deep,
And covered it o'er wi' florets sae sweet,
And he's turned in for tae tak a long sleep,
And maybe by this time he's forgot her.
Here are the chords in the key of G
[G]I once loved a lass and I loved her sae[C] well,
I[G] hated all others who[F] spoke o' her[D] ill,
But[G] now she's re[C]warded me[G] well for my love,
for she's[F] gone tae be wed tae a[G]nother.
Here are the guitar chords as played by The Corries in the youtube video.
[D]I once loved a lass and I loved her sae[G] well[D],
I[D] hated all others who[C] spoke [A]o' her ill,
[D]But now she's re[C]war[D]ded me well for my love,
for she's[C] gone tae be [G]wed tae a[D]nother