Annie she's dreary and Willie he's woeful:
What can be the matter with such a pair?
For annie she's fair as the first of the day,
And willie he's honest and stalwart and gay?
Oh, the one has a father that's poor and proud,
And the other a mother that grasps at the gold.
They loved one another and said their say
But the father and mother have parted the pair!
Annie she's dowie, and Willie he's wae:
What can be the matter wi' siccan a twae,
For Annie she's fair as the first o' the day,
And Willie he's honest and stalwart and gay?
Oh, the tane has a daddy is poor and is proud,
And the tither a minnie that cleiks at the goud'.
They lo'ed ane anither, and said their say,
But the daddy and minnie hae partit the twae!