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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
Young Jamie lo'ed me weel and sought me for
his bride, But saving a crown, he had naething else beside; To make the crown a pound, my Jamie gaed to sea, And the crown and the pound were baith for me. He had na been gane a week but only twa, When my father brake his arm, and our cow was
stown awa; My mither she fell sick, and my Jamie at the sea, And auld Robin Gray cam' a courting me.
My father couldna work—my mither couldna spin; I toiled day and night, but their bread I couldna
win; Auld Rob maintained them baith, and wi' tears
in his e'e, Said, "Jenny, for their sakes, will you no marry
me?" My heart it said na, for 1 looked for Jamie back; But the wind it blew high, and the ship it was a
wrack; The ship it was a wrack ! Why didna Jenny dee ? Oh, why do I live to say, Oh wae's me!
My father argued sair — my mither didna speak, But she looked in my face till my heart was like
to break; They gied him my hand, tho' my heart was at the
sea; And auld Rohin Gray is gudeman to me. I hadna been a wife, a week but only four, When mournfu' as I sat on the stane at the
door, I saw my Jamie's ghaist— I couldna think it he. Till he said, " I'm come hame, my love, to marr\
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Oh sair did we greet, and mickel did we say; We took but ae kiss, and we tore ourselves
away. I wish that I were dead, but I'm no like to
dee; Oh why do I live to say, Oh wae's me! I gang like a ghaist, and I carena to spin; I darena think o' Jamie, for that wad be a sin. But I will do my best a gude wife aye to be; For auld Robin Gray is a kind man to me.
AULD ROBIN GRAY.
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