Traditional Scottish Songs
- Mormond Braes

The Mormond Braes (or Hills) are three miles north-east of Strichen in Aberdeenshire. Many a jilted lover has been encouraged to try again with the words "There's many more fish in the sea". Certainly this Aberdeenshire lass seems to think she'll bounce back quickly!

      Mormond Braes

As I went doon to Strichen toon,
   I heard a fair maid mourning,
And she was making sair complaint
   For her true love ne'er returning.

So fare ye weel, ye Mormond Braes,
   Where often I've been cheery;
Fare ye weel ye Mormond Braes,
   For it's there I lost my dearie.

There's many a horse has snappert an' fa'en
   And risen again fu' rarely.
There's many a lass has lost her lad
   And gotten another right early.


There's as good fish into the sea,
   As ever hae been taken.
I'll cast my line and I'll try again,
   For I'm only ainst forsaken.


So I'll go doon to Strichen toon,
   Where I was bred and born in,
And there I'll find another sweetheart,
   Will marry me in the mornin'


Meaning of unusual words:
snappert an' fa'en=stumbled and fallen

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