Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
" Dear lassie," he cries wi' a jeer,
" Ne'er heed what the auld anes will say. Though we've little to brag o', ne'er fear;
What's gowd to a heart that is wae ? Our laird hath baith honors and wealth.
Yet see how he's dwining wi' care; Now we, though we've naething but health,
Are cantie and leal evermair.
" O, Menie ! the heart that is true,
Has something mair costly than gear;
Ilk e'en it has naething to rue, Ilk morn it has naething to fear.
Ye warldlings, gae hoard up your store, And tremble for fear aught ye tyne;
Guard your treasures wi' lock, bar and door, True love is the guardian of mine."
He ends wi' a kiss an' a smile,
Wae's me, can I take it amiss ? My laddie's unpractised in guile,
He's free aye to daut and to kiss ! Ye lasses wha lo'e to torment
Your wooers wi' fause scorn and strife, Play your pranksó I hae gi'en my consent,
And this night I'm Jamie's for life.
MARY OF ARGYLE.
The words of "Mary of Argyle" were written by Charles Jefferys, and the melody was composed by Sidney Nelson.








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