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280              TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 298. There grows a bonie brier-bush in our kail-yard.
Tune : The bonie brier-busk, Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 49a.
There grows a bonie brier-bush in our kail-yard, There grows a bonie brier-bush in our kail-yard; And below the bonie brier-bush there's a lassie and a lad, And they're busy, busy courting in our kail-yard.
We'll court nae mair below the buss in our kail-yard, We'll court nae mair below the buss in our kail-yard; We'll awa to Athole's green, and there we'll no be seen, Whare the trees and the branches will be our safe-guard.
' Will ye go to the dancin in Carlyle's ha' ?
Will ye go to the dancin in Carlyle's ha' ?
Where Sandy and Nancy I'm sure will ding them a'?'
' I winna gang to the dance in Carlyle ha.'
What will I do for a lad when Sandy gangs awa? What will I do for a lad when Sandy gangs awa ? I will awa to Edinburgh, and win a penny fee, And see an onie bonie lad will fancy me.
He's comin frae the North that's to fancy me, He's comin frae the North that's to fancy me ; A feather in his bonnet and a ribbon at his knee, He 's a bonie, bonie laddie, and yon be he !






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