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I. LOVE : PERSONAL                              7
It was upon a Lammas night,
When corn rigs are bonie, Beneath the moon's unclouded light,
I held awa to Annie : The time flew by, wi' tentless heed*,
Till, 'tween the late and early, Wi' sma' persuasion she agreed
To see me thro' the barley.
Chorus. Corn rigs, an' barley rigs, An' corn rigs are bonie: I'II ne'er forget that happy night, Amang the rigs wi Annie.
The sky was blue, the wind was still,
The moon was shining clearly ; I set her down, wi' right good will,
Amang the rigs o' barley: I kent her heart was a' my ain;
I lov'd her most sincerely ; I kiss'd her owre and owre again,
Amang the rigs o' barley.
I lock'd her in my fond embrace ;
Her heart was beating rarely : My blessings on that happy place,
Amang the rigs o' barley! But by the moon and stars so bright,
That shone that hour so clearly! She ay shall bless that happy night
Amang the rigs o' barley.
I hae been blythe wi' comrades dear;
I hae been merry drinking; I hae been joyfu' gath'rin gear;
I hae been happy thinking: But a' the pleasures e'er I saw,
Tho' three times doubled fairty, That happy night was worth them a',
Amang the rigs o' barley.
* In editions 1786 and 1787, 'head'; editions 1793 and 1794, 'heed.'

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