My parents reared me tenderly, song

Corney McDaid, singing in English
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My parents reared me tenderly they had no child but me
My mind being bent for rambling with them I couldn’t agree
My mind being bent for rambling which grieved my heart full sore
Saying ‘ove don’t mourn for I will return as soon as the war is o’er

It was for my education I went for to school a while
And for my own industry I kept up a proper style
Till some stranger thoughts came in my mind while strollin’ through Glasgow Green
Along with wee Johnny Bradley I went for to serve the Queen

Seven years being past and gone I knew that my mind was free
Seven more being past and gone sure I went for my liberty
The answer that she give to me that grieved my heart full sore
Saying love don’t mourn for I’ll return as soon as the war is o’er

I’ll accept another bounty and that might last for life
And I’ll cross the foaming ocean with a musket for a wife
I’ll fill to the top a brandy glass and I’ll throw it up and o’er
And love don’t mourn for I’ll return as soon as the war is o’er