Jenny Lasswade

Songs by Ian McCalman

Jenny Lasswade

© Ian McCalman MCPS/PRS

"Burn The Witch" (1978 Transatlantic TRA357)

Jenny was a maiden from a village in Midlothian
And she would carry gentlemen across a stream
She put them on her shoulder for to wade across the water
And they had tae pay her half way there or she would drop them in

People came frae Dalkeith, Liberton and Gilmerton
Frae Colinton and Roslin and Penicuik too
They travelled in their carriages leading tae some marriages
And when a come tae think of it I think I saw you

She carried any maiden or a mannie that is laiden
Wi' his instruments o tradin just as long as she wis paid
And when the flow was heavy then she added tae her levy
And the people shouted - "ready steady Jenny Lasswade".