Jock of Hazeldean

Original Text: 
Alexander Campbell, Albyn's Anthology (Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1816-18). F-10 727 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
2      Why weep ye by the tide?
3I'll wed ye to my youngest son,
4      And ye sall be his bride:
5And ye sall be his bride, ladie,
6      Sae comely to be seen"--
7But aye she loot the tears down fa'
8      For Jock of Hazeldean.
9"Now let this wilful grief be done,
10      And dry that cheek so pale;
11Young Frank is chief of Errington,
12      And lord of Langley-dale;
13His step is first in peaceful ha',
14      His sword in battle keen"--
15But aye she loot the tears down fa'
16      For Jock of Hazeldean.
17"A chain of gold ye sall not lack,
18      Nor braid to bind your hair;
19Nor mettled hound, nor managed hawk,
20      Nor palfrey fresh and fair;
21And you, the foremost o' them a',
22      Shall ride our forest queen"--
23But aye she loot the tears down fa'
24      For Jock of Hazeldean.
25The kirk was deck'd at morning-tide,
26      The tapers glimmer'd fair;
27The priest and bridegroom wait the bride,
28      And dame and knight are there.
29They sought her baith by bower and ha';
30      The ladie was not seen!
31She's o'er the Border and awa'
32      Wi' Jock of Hazeldean.


1] The first stanza of this song is ancient. The others were written for Alexander Campbell's Albyn's Anthology (1816). Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
P. F. Morgan
RPO Edition: 
3RP 2.425.