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I'll. LOVE : HUMOROUS                       169
No. 189. They snool me sair, and hand me down.
Tune: The moudiewart Caledonian Pocket Companion, c. 1752, iv. p. 8.
Chorus* Arf O, for ane-and-twenty, Tarn!
And hey, sweet ane-and-twenty, Tarn! Til learn my kin a rattlin sang An I saw ane-and-twenty, Tarn.
They snool me sair, and haud me down, And gar me look like bluntie, Tarn;
But three short years will soon wheel roun' And then comes ane-and-twenty, Tam!
A gleib o' Ian', a claut o' gear
Was left me by my auntie, Tam : At kith or kin I needna spier,
An I saw ane-and-twenty, Tam.
They'll hae me wed a wealthy coof,
Tho' I mysel hae plenty, Tam ; But hear'st thou, laddie ! there 's my loof;
I'm thine at ane-and-twenty, Tam!