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Music of the Waters.                99
Oliphant of Gask, must have learnt some of the sea-toilers' suffering even in her sheltered home on the brae above the lovely, placid Earne, when she wroteŚ
" When ye were sleeping on your pillows, Dreamt ye aught o' our puir fellows, Darkling as they face the billows, A' to fill our woven willows. Buy my caller herrin", They're bonnie fish and halesome farin'. Buy my caller herrin', New drawn frae the Forth. Wha'll buy my caller herrin' ? They're no brought here without brave darin', Buy my caller herrin', ye little ken their worth ! Wha'll buy my caller herrin' ? O, ye may ca' them vulgar farin' Wives and mithers maist despairin', Ca' them lives o' men."
With the exception of this song, Burn's " Afton Water,"
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