My Sandy gied to me a ring
Was a'beset wi diamonds fine;
But I gied him a far better thing,
I gied my heart in pledge o' his ring.
My Sandy O, my Sandy O,
My bonie, bonie Sandy O!
Tho' tbe love that I owe to thee I dare na show,
Yet I love my love in secret, my Sandy, O!
My Sandy brak a piece o gowd,
While down his cheeks the saut tears row'd,
He took a hauf, and gied it to me,
And I'll keep it till the hour I die.