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No. 112. O, whar gat ye that hauver-meal bannock ?
Tune : Adew Dundee Skene MS. c. 1630.
'O, whar gat ye that hauver-meal bannock ?'
' O silly blind body, O dinna ye see ? I gat it frae a young, brisk sodger laddie,
Between Saint Johnston and bonie Dundee. O, gin I saw the laddie that gae me't!
Aft has he doudl'd me up on his knee ; May Heaven protect my bonie Scots laddie, And send him safe hame to his babie and me!
1 My blessins upon thy sweet wee lippie !
My blessins upon thy bonie e'e-brie ! Thy smiles are sae like my blythe sodger laddie,
Thou 's ay the dearer and dearer to me ! But I'll big a bow'r on yon bonie banks,
Whar Tay rins wimplin by sae clear; And I'll deed thee in the tartan sae fine,
And mak thee a man like thy daddie dear.'

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