Lady Onlie, Honest Lucky


A' The lads o' Thornie-bank When they gae to the shore o' Bucky, They'll step in and tak a pint Wi' Lady Onlie, honest lucky. Lady Onlie, honest lucky, Brews gude ale at shore o' Bucky; I wish her sale for her gude ale, The best on a' the shore o' Bucky. Her house sae bien, her church sae clean, I wat she is a daintie Chuckie! And cheery blinks the ingle-gleede O' Lady Onlie, honest lucky. Lady Onlie, honest lucky, Brews gude ale at shore o' Bucky; I wish her sale for her gude ale, The best on a' the shore o' Bucky.

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Annette Crosbie

About this work

This is a song by Robert Burns. It was written in 1787 and is read here by Annette Crosbie.

More about this song

A light-hearted drinking song, it is undetermined whether 'Lady Onlie, Honest Lucky' is Burns's own, or whether the poet collected the song for inclusion in James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum where it was published in 1788.

Pauline Mackay

Themes for this song

drink woman

Locations for this song

Bucky

Selected for 06 September

If poets are often said to love 'wine, women and song', it was certainly true of Robert Burns. This piece which combines all three enthusiasms, with ale replacing the wine, dates from the Bard's Highland tour of September 1787.

Donny O'Rourke

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