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No. 171. My lord a-hunting he is gane.
Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No. 554.
Chorus. My lady's gown, there's gairs upon't. And gowden flowers sae rare upon't; But Jenny's jimps and j'irkinet, My lord thinks meikle mair upon't.
My lord a-hunting he is gane,
But hounds or hawks wi' him are nane ;
By Colin's cottage lies his game,
If Colin's Jenny be at hame.
My lady's white, my lady's red, And kith and kin o' Cassillis' blude ; But her ten-pund lands o' tocher gude Were a' the charms his lordship lo'ed.
Out o'er yon muir, out o'er yon moss, Whare gor-cocks thro' the heather pass, There wons auld Colin's bonie lass, A lily in a wilderness.
Sae sweetly move her genty limbs, Like music-notes o' lovers' hymns: The diamond-dew in her een sae blue, Where laugbing love sae wanton swims.
My lady 's dink, my lady 's drest, The flower and fancy o' the west; But the lassie that a man lo'es best, O, that's the lass to mak him blest!

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