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VI. THE JOLLY BEGGARS
221
What tho' with hoary locks I must stand the winter shocks, Beneath the woods and rocks oftentimes for a home ! When the t'other bag I sell, and the t'other bottle tell, I could meet a troop of hell at the sound of a drum.
[No. 247.]
RECITATIVO.
He ended; and the kebars sheuk
Aboon the chorus roar; While frighted rattons backward leuk,
An* seek the be12most bore : A fairy fiddler frae. the neuk,
He skirl'd out, ' Encore !' But up arose the martial chuck,
An' laid the loud uproar:
Tune : Sodger laddie [Orpheus Caledonius, 1733, No. 27.]