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As flies the partridge from the brake
On fear-inspired wings, So Nelly starting, half-awake,
Away affrighted springs ; But Willie follow'dóas he should ;
He overtook her in the wood ; He vow'd, he pray'd, he found the maid
Forgiving all, and good.
No. 116. When rosy May comes in wi flowers.
Tune : The gardener's march. Scots Musical Museum, 1790, No. 220.
When rosy May comes in wi' flowers, To deck her gay, green-spreading bowers, Then busy, busy are his hoursó
The gard'ner wi' his paidle. The crystal waters gently fa', The merry birds are lovers a', The scented breezes round him blawó
The gard'ner wi' his paidle.
When purple morning starts the hare
To steal upon her early fare;
Then through the dew he maun repairó
The gard'ner wi' his paidle. When day, expiring in the west, The curtain draws o' Nature's rest, He flies to her arms he lo'es bestó
The gard'ner wi' his paidle.

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