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I'll. LOVE : HUMOROUS
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O, ken ye how Meg o' the Mill was bedded? An' ken ye how Meg o' the Mill was bedded? The groom gat sae fu', he fell awald beside it, And that's how Meg o' the Mill was bedded!
No. 193. O, ken ye what Meg o' the Mill has gotten ?
(second version.) Tune : O borne lass, will ye lie in a barrack ? Napier's Scots Songs, 1792, ii. p. 90.
O, ken ye what Meg o' the Mill has gotten? An' ken ye what Meg o' the Mill has gotten? She's gotten a coof wi' a claut o' siller, And broken the heart o' the barley miller!
The miller was strappin, the miller was ruddy, A heart like a lord, and a hue like a lady. The laird was a widdifu', bleerit knurl— She's left the gude fellow, and taen the churl!
The miller, he hecht her a heart leal and loving, The laird did address her wi' matter mair moving ; A fine pacing horse wi' a clear, chained bridle, A whip by her side, and a bonie side-saddle.
O, wae on the siller, it is sae prevailin, And wae on the love that is fixed on a mailen! A tocher's nae word in a true lover's pari, But gie me my love and a fig for the warl!






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