From the recording The False Lover Won Back
I heard this original arrangement on Malinky's album "The Three Ravens". Karine Polwart took the traditional pipe tune "Mary's Dream" and paired it with "The False Lover" words.
The False Lover Won Back
The sun shines on thon high, high hillAnd the sun shines on thon dowie dellThe sun, it never goes doon nae mairIn the place where me and my love dwell
Chorus:Comfort for the comfortlessAye and honey for the beeComfort for the comfortlessBut there's nane but you for me
"And it's when will you be back, bonnie laddie?Aye and when will you be back again?""When the heather hills are nine times burntAnd the grass is growing green again""Well, that's ower lang tae bide awa'And it's ower lang awa' fae hameAnd the baby that is yet unbornWill be ower lang wantin' a name"(Chorus)
And he's mounted on his good black steedAnd he's saddled up to rideShe's kilted up her petticoats greenAnd she ran swiftly by his sideAnd the first toon that they came toHe's bought her the bonniest hose and shoonAnd bade her rue and turn back nooAnd never follow him again(Chorus)And the second toon that they came toHe's bought her the bonniest silken goonAnd bade her rue and turn back nooAnd never follow him again(Chorus)And the third toon that they came toHe's bought her the bonniest weddin' ringAnd bade her dry her rosy cheeksAnd up and ride alang wi' him(Chorus 2x)