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120             Music of the Waters.
" Nae mair we'll fish the Coolly Tyne" is the title of another of these quaint songs. I give the words :
" Nae mair we'll fish the coolly Tyne,
Nae mair the oozy Team, Nae mair we'll try the sedgy Pont,
Or Derwent's woody stream ; But we'll away to Coquetside,
For Coquet bangs them a', Whose winding streams sae sweetly glide,
By Brinkburn's bonny Ha!
" At Weldon brigg there's wale o' wine,
If ye hae coin in pocket; If ye can thraw a heckle fine,
There's wale o' trcuts in Coquet. And we will quaff the red-blood wine,
Till Weldon's wa's shall reel, We'll drink success to hook and line,
And a' wha bear the creel.
" And O ! in all their angling bouts, On Coquet, Tyne, or Reed, Whether for maidens or for trouts, May anglers still succeed.
" By Till or Coquet, Tyne or Reed,
In sunshine or in rain, May fisher ne'er put foot in stream,
Or hand in purse in vain. Then luck be to the angler lads,
Luck to the rod and line ; Wi' morn's first beam, we'll wade the stream,
The night we'll wet with wine."

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