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THE BO ATI E ROWS
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I cuist my lines in Largo Bay,
And fishes I caught nine; [boil, They're three to roast, and three to
And three to bait the line. The boatie rows, the boatie rows,
The boatie rows indeed ; And happy be the lot of a'
That wish the boatie speed.
4-
When Jamie vow'd he wad be mine,
And wan my youthful heart, O muckle lighter grew my creel!
He swore we'd never part. The boatie rows, the boatie rows,
The boatie rows fu' weel; And muckle lighter is the lade
When love bears up the creel.
6.
When Sandie, Jock, and Janetie
Are up, and gotten lear, They'll help to gar the boatie row,
And lighten a' our care. The boatie rows, the boatie rows,
The boatie rows fu' weel; And lightsome be the heart thet bears
The murlin and the creel.
3-0 weel may the boatie row
That fills a heavy creel, And cleads us a' frae head to feet,
And buys our parritch meal. The boatie rows, the boatie rows,
The boatie rows indeed; And happy De the lot of a'
That wish the boatie speed.
5-
My kurtch I put upon my head,
And dress'd mysel* fu' braw, I trow my heart was dowf and wae
When Jamie gaed awa\ But weel may the boatie row,
And lucky be her part; And lightsome be the lassie's care
That has an honest heart.
7-And when wi' age we're worn down,
And hirpling round the door, They'll help to keep us dry and warm
As we did them before : Then weel may the boatie row
That wins the bairn's bread, And happy be the lot of a'
That wish the boatie speed.
H. 486S.
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