O'ER THE HILL TO ARDENTINNY
 
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I can ne'er forget the days when I was in the West.
I can ne'er forget the times wi' her I lov'd the best.
Sun or snaw, or frost or thaw, my passion was the same.
The lass o' Ardentinny aye attracted me frae hame.

Chorus: O'er the hill to Ardentinny,
Just to see my bonnie Jeannie,
Just to get one o' her smiles,
I would walk a hunder' miles.


I can ne'er forget the day she promis'd me her hand.
I believe I was the proudest man in all the land.
She just wrote a simple note to say, "You've won my heart.
Come o'er to Ardentinny and we'll never, never part."

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I can ne'er forget the day, the twenty-sixth o' June,
When the minister said, "Bless ye!" I commenc'd my honeymoon.
I grabb'd her round the neck and crumpled all her granny's lace,
Then tried to kiss her through her veil, but couldna find the place.

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Written, composed and performed by Harry Lauder (1870-1950) - 1917
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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