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II. LOVE : GENERAL
123
But blythe 's the blink o' Robie's e'e, And weel I wat he lo'es me dear :
Ae blink o' him I wadna gie For Buskie-Glen and a' his gear.'
O thoughtless lassie, life's a faught!
The canniest gate, the strife is sair ; But ay fu'-han t is fechtin best;
A hungry care's an unco care.
But some will spend, and some will spare, And wilfu' folk maun hae their will.
Syne as ye brew, my maiden fair, Keep mind that ye maun drink the yill.'
' O, gear will buy me rigs o' land,
And gear will buy me sheep and kye!
But the tender heart o' leesome luve The gowd and siller canna buy : We may be poor, Robie and I;
Light is the burden luve lays on ; Content and luve brings peace and joy—
What mair hae queens upon a throne?'
No. 135. Now rosy May comes in wi flowers.
Tune : Dainty Davie (see infra).
Chorus. Meet me on the warlock knowe, Dainty Davie, Dainty Davie; There III spend the day wi' you, My ain dear Dainty Davie.
Now rosy May comes in wi' flowers To deck her gay, green-spreading
bowers ; And now comes in the happy hours To wander wi1 my Davie.
The crystal waters round us fa', The merry birds are lovers a', The scented breezes round us blaw, A wandering wi' my Davie.
When purple morning starts the
hare To steal upon her early fare, Then thro' the dews I will repair To meet my faithfu1 Davie.
When day, expiring in the west, The curtain draws o' Nature's rest, I flee to his arms I lo'e the best: And that's my ain dear Davie !






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