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340            TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
The neighbours too that heard the noise
Cried to the wife to put her in;. 'By my sooth,, then,' quoth the wife ) ,.
'She's better than ever he rade on.' j
But on the morn at fair daylight,
When they had ended a' their cheer : King Henry's wanton brown was stawn, ) ,.
And eke the poor auld harper's marei
Alace ! alace !' says the silly blind harper;
' Alace! alace ! that I came here, In Scotland I've tint a braw cowte foal,                    ) ,
In England they've stawn my gude grey mare.' )
'Come haud thy tongue, thou silly blind harper,
And of thy alacing let me be, For thou shall get a better mare,
And weel paid shall thy cowte foal be. For thou shall get a better mare,
And weel paid shall thy cowte foal be.'
No. 352. Nae birdies sang the mirky hour.
Tune : Sweet Willy Blaikie's MS., 1692.
Nae birdies sang the mirky hour Amang the braes o' Yarrow,
But slumber'd on the dewy boughs, To wait the wauk'ning morrow.






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