the fisher laddie


On Bamboroughshire's rocky shore
Just as you enter Bowmer Raw
There lives the bonny fisher lad
The fisher lad that bangs them a'

  O the Bonny fisher lad
  That brings the fishes fra' the sea
  O the bonny fisher lad
  The fisher lad gat hald o’ me

My mother sent me out one day
To gather cockles fra' the sea
But I had not been long away
When the fisher lad gat hald of me

I watched the boats come hame fra' sea
The fisher lad he looked my way
Loading fish upon the quay
The fisher lad he came to me

A sailor I will never marry
Nor soldier, for he's got no brass
But I will have a fisher lad
Because I am a fisher lass