The Road to Dundee – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to The Road To Dundee tell the story of a man helping a young woman on her jourmney to Dundee, and how her charm and beauty left a lasting impression on him. The chords are presented here in the chord of E major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
E 
Cauld winter was  
E7 
howling o’er  
A 
muir and o’er  
E 
mountains
 
And  
A 
wild was the  
E 
surge on the dark rolling  
B7 
sea
 
As I  
E 
met about  
E7 
daybreak a  
A 
bonnie young  
E 
lassie
 
Wha  
A 
asked me the  
E 
road and the  
B7 
miles tae Dun
A – E 
dee.

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Said I, ‘My young lassie, I canna weel tell ye
The road and the distance I canna weel gie
But if you’ll permit me tae gang a wee bittie
I’ll show ye the road and the miles tae Dundee.

At once she consented and gave me her arm
Ne’er a word did I speir wha the lassie might be
She appeared like an angel in feature and form
And she walked by my side on the road tae Dundee.

At length wi’ the howe of Strathmartine behin’ us
An’ the spires of the toon in full view we could see
She said ‘Gentle sir, I can ne’er forget ye
For showing me so far on the road tae Dundee.

This ring and this purse take to prove I am grateful
And some simple token in trust ye’ll gie me’
Then bravely I kissed the sweet lips o’ the lassie
‘Ere I parted with her on the road tae Dundee.

So here’s tae the lassie – I ne’er can forget her
And ilka young laddie that’s listening to me
And ne’er be shy to convoy a young lassie
Though it’s only to show her the road tae Dundee.

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The Road to Dundee lyrics and chords print version

[E]Cauld winter was [E7]howling o’er [A]muir and o’er [E]mountains
And [A]wild was the [E]surge on the dark rolling [B7]sea
As I [E]met about [E7]daybreak a [A]bonnie young [E]lassie
Wha [A]asked me the [E]road and the [B7]miles tae Dun[A – E]dee.

Said I, ‘My young lassie, I canna weel tell ye
The road and the distance I canna weel gie
But if you’ll permit me tae gang a wee bittie
I’ll show ye the road and the miles tae Dundee.

At once she consented and gave me her arm
Ne’er a word did I speir wha the lassie might be
She appeared like an angel in feature and form
And she walked by my side on the road tae Dundee.

At length wi’ the howe of Strathmartine behin’ us
An’ the spires of the toon in full view we could see
She said ‘Gentle sir, I can ne’er forget ye
For showing me so far on the road tae Dundee.

This ring and this purse take to prove I am grateful
And some simple token in trust ye’ll gie me’
Then bravely I kissed the sweet lips o’ the lassie
‘Ere I parted with her on the road tae Dundee.

So here’s tae the lassie – I ne’er can forget her
And ilka young laddie that’s listening to me
And ne’er be shy to convoy a young lassie
Though it’s only to show her the road tae Dundee.

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The Road To Dundee lyrics and chords

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