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THE HIEEMAN CHIEL.                   235
Said, " Have ye any kind of work For a hireman chiel like me ? "
" What is the work that ye intend,
Or how can we agree ?                                              jo
Can ye plow, reap, and sow the corn,
And a' for meat and fee ? "
" Yes, I can plow, and reap, and mow,
And sow the corn too; I can weel manage horse and cow,                           u
And a' for meat and fee."
" If ye can haud the plow right weel,
And sow the corn too, By faith and troth, my hireman chiel,
We shall not part for fee."                                      «o
He['s] put his hand in his pocket,
And taen out shillings nine; Says, " Take ye that, my hireman chiel,
And turn in here and dine."
He acted all he took in hand,                                     6s
His master lovM him weel, And the young lady of the land
Fell in love wi the hireman chiel.
How oft she tried to drown the flame,
And oft wept'bitterlie;                                              ro
But still she lov'd the hireman chiel, So well's he pleas'd her ee.

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