|1: Ane day as I went walking and down as I did pass,
By the banks of Inverurie I met a bonnie lass;
Her hair hung o’er her shoulder broad, her eyes white stars did shine,
On the banks o Inverurie and oh gin she were mine.
2: I did embrace that fair maid with all the haste I could,
Her hair hung o'er her shoulders broad all in its threads of gold;
Her hair hung o'er her shoulders broad, her eyes like stars did shine,
On the banks o Inverurie and oh gin she were mine."
3: She said, "Young man give over and not delude me so,
For after kissing wooing comes and after wooing woe;
My tender heart ye will ensnare and I'll beguilèd be,
On the banks of Inverurie I'll walk alone," said she.
4: She says, "Ma man, give over my company refrain,
I know you are of gentle blood, but of a graceless clan;
I know your occupation, lad, and good it cannot be,
On the banks of Inverurie I'll walk alone," says she.
5: I said, "My pretty fair maid, the truth I'll ne'er deny,
On the banks o Inverurie fair maids beguiled have I;
I used to flatter fair maids but now that shall not be."
"On the banks of Inverurie I'll walk alone," says she.
6: He put a horn tae his lips and blew both loud and shrill,
Till four and twenty armèd men came to their master's call,
"I used to flatter fair maids but now I'll faithful be,
On the banks of Inverurie if you will walk with me."
7: "So come my pretty fair maid and mount on horseback high,
And to a parson we will go and that immediately,
And I will sing the psalms with joy until the day I dee,
In praise of Inverurie's banks where first I met with thee;
On the banks of Inverurie my wedded wife you'll be."