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" 0 naebody was wi' me, father,
0 naebody has been wi' me; The night is misty and mirk, father,
Yee may gang to the door and see.
" But wae be to your ewe-herd, father, 65
And an ill deed may he die; He bug the bought at the back o' the knowe,
And a tod has frighted me.
" There came a tod to the bought door,
The like I never saw; ro
And ere he had ta'en the lamb he did,
1 had lourd he had ta'en them a'."—
0 whan fifteen weeks was come and gane,
Fifteen weeks and three, That lassie began to look thin and pale, n
An' to long for his merry-twinkling ee.
It fell on a day, on a het simmer day, She was ca'ing out her father's kye,
Bye came a troop o' gentlemen,
A' merrilie riding bye. so
"Weel may ye save an' see, bonny may,
Weel may ye save and see ! Weel I wat, ye be a very bonny may,
But whae's aught that babe ye are wi' ? "—