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II. LOVE : GENERAL
121
No. 133. Whare live ye, my bonie lass?
Tune : My collier laddie Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 361.
1 Whare live ye, my bonie lass,
And tell me what they ca' ye ?' 'My name,' she says, 'is Mistress Jean, ) ,.
And I follow the Collier Laddie.'         \
1 See you not yon hills and dales
The sun shines on sae brawlie ? They a' are mine, and they shall be thine, ) , .
Gin ye'll leave your Collier Laddie.           )
'An* ye shall gang in gay attire,
Weel buskit up sae gaudy, And ane to wait on every hand,            ) ,.
Gin ye'll leave your Collier Laddie.' )
' Tho' ye had a' the sun shines on,
And the earth conceals sae lowly, I wad turn my back on you and it a', ) ,.
And embrace my Collier Laddie )
' I can win my five pennies in a day,
An' spend it at night fu' brawlie, And make my bed in the Collier's neuk ) ,.
And lie down wi' my Collier Laddie. )
1 Luve for luve is the bargain for me, Tho' the wee cot-house should haud me,
And the warld before me to win my bread— ) , • And fair fa' my Collier Laddie !'                   i






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