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BrainGlutton
04-19-2011, 05:57 PM
Just wondering, och aye the noo.

mutantmoose
04-19-2011, 06:12 PM
There's Maxwellton braes are bonnie.

That's not got much bonnie in it

Greg Charles
04-19-2011, 06:23 PM
Auld Lang Syne ... but I think syne might mean bonnie!

bmoak
04-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Parcel of Rogues?

Gary T
04-19-2011, 06:47 PM
Go, Lassie, Go (http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/tommy_makem/will_you_go_lassie-lyrics-1134190.html)(aka Wild Mountain Thyme).

Nancy Whiskey. (http://celtic-lyrics.com/forum/index.php?autocom=tclc&code=lyrics&id=346)

maggenpye
04-19-2011, 06:53 PM
Auld Lang Syne ... but I think syne might mean bonnie!

Nope, it translates more or less as "for old long since" or "long long ago" according to Wikipedia.

Kind of a nostalgic toast for one's youth.

pulykamell
04-19-2011, 07:09 PM
"The Elfin Knight" (which contains the familiar "parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme" of "Scarborough Fair.")

pulykamell
04-19-2011, 07:12 PM
Actually, it was this version I was thinking of (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PJrFzb8vYA), but there's a gazillion variations, it seems, many which do appear to contain the word "bonnie."

pulykamell
04-19-2011, 07:19 PM
Go, Lassie, Go (http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/tommy_makem/will_you_go_lassie-lyrics-1134190.html)(aka Wild Mountain Thyme).

I thought this was a Scottish song, too, but apparently it was written in the 50s by a songwriter from Belfast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Mountain_Thyme).

appleciders
04-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Well, you know, there's Scotland The Brave. It's the Scottish National Anthem, and not a "bonnie" to be heard.

An Gadaí
04-19-2011, 09:09 PM
Well, you know, there's Scotland The Brave. It's the Scottish National Anthem, and not a "bonnie" to be heard.

Scotland doesn't have a national anthem. There are a a number of songs that fulfill that role however, Flower Of Scotland being one, Scotland The Brave being another.

Lily Milliner
04-19-2011, 09:23 PM
I teach HS English, and my ninth-graders are currently reading Catcher in the Rye. The other day I gave them the Burns song/poem of the title, "Comin' Thro' the Rye." No "bonnie" there. (No catcher, either, but that's another story.)

sco3tt
04-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Cock Up Your Beaver (http://www.robertburns.org/works/333.shtml) has one "bonnet" but no "bonnies".

Jeff Lichtman
04-19-2011, 09:49 PM
Barbarry Allen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WjccsBqoGE) may have been bonnie, but the song leaves it a mystery.

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