Queen of All Argyll, The
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Gentlemen it is my duty to inform you of one beauty,
Though I'd ask of you a favour not to seek her for a while,
Though I own she is a creature of character and feature,
No words can paint the picture of The Queen of all Argyll.
And if you could have seen her there, boys if you had just been there,
The swan was in her movement, and the morning in her smile,
All the roses in the garden, they'd bow and ask for pardon
For not one could match the beauty of the Queen of all Argyll.
On the evening that I mention, I passed with light intention
Through a part of our dear country known for beauty and for style
Being a place of noble thinkers, of scholars and great drinkers
But above them all for splendour shone the Queen of all Argyll.
So my lads I needs must leave you, my intentions no' to grieve you
Nor indeed would I deceive you, oh, I'll see you in a while.
I must find some way to gain her, to court her and retain her
I fear my heart's in danger from the Queen of all Argyll.
Comp: Andy M. Stewart (1952-2015), Scotland