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No. 342. As I went out ae May morning.
Tune : As I went out, &c Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 397.
As I went out ae May morning, A May morning it chanc'd to be;
There I was aware of a weel-far1d maid, Cam linkin o'er the lea to me.
O, but she was a weel-far'd maid,
The boniest lass that's under the sun;
I spier'd gin she could fancy me,
But her answer was, ' I am too young.
'To be your bride I am too young, To be your loun wad shame my kin,
So therefore pray young man begone,
For you never, never shall my favour win.'
But amang yon birks and hawthorns green, Where roses blaw and woodbines hing,
O, there I learn'd my bonie lass,
That she was not a single hour too young.
The lassie blush'd, the lassie sigh'd,
And the tear stood twinklin in her e'e ;
' O kind Sir, since ye hae done me this wrang, It's pray when will ye marry me.'
' It's of that day tak ye nae heed, For that's a day ye ne'er shall see ;
For ought that pass'd between us twa, Ye had your share as weel as me.'
She wrang her hands, she tore her hair,
She cried out most bitterlie, 'O, what will I say to my mammie
When I gae hame wi' a fause storie'

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