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II. LOVE : GENERAL                              141
Comin thro' the rye, poor body,
Comin thro' the rye, She draigl't a' her petticoatie,
Comin thro' the rye!
Chorus. O, Jenny's a' weet, poor body, Jenny's seldom dry ; She draigVt a' her petticoatie, Comin thro' the rye I
Gin a body meet a body Comin thro' the rye ;
Gin a body kiss a body Need a body cry ?
Gin a body meet a body Comin thro' the glen ;
Gin a body kiss a body Need the warld ken ?
No. 158. Wae is my heart.
Tune: Wae is my heart.
Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 476.
Wae is my heart, and the tear's in my e'e ; Lang, lang joy's been a stranger to me: Forsaken and friendless my burden I bear, And the sweet voice o' pity ne'er sounds in my ear.
Love, thou hast pleasures—and deep hae I luv'd ! Love, thou hast sorrows—and sair hae I pruv'd! But this bruised heart that now bleeds in my breast, I can feel by its throbbings, will soon be at rest.
O, if I were where happy I hae been,
Down by yon stream and yon bonie castle-green !
For there he is wand'ring and musing on me,
Wha wad soon dry the tear-drop that clings to my e'e.






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