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CLXXXVI
AULD ROBIN GRAY
Young Jamie lo'ed me weel, and socht me for his bride, But, saving a crown, he had naething else beside ; To make that crown a pound, my Jamie gaed to sea, And the crown and the pound were baith for me.
He had nae been awa a week but only twa, When my mother she fell sick, and the cow was stown awa ; My father brak his arm, and young Jamie at the sea, And auld Robin Gray came a-courtin' me.
My father cou'd na work, and my mother cou'd na spin, I toil'd day and night, but their bread I cou'd na win, Auld Rob maintain'd them baith, and wi' tears in his ee, Said, Jenny, for their sakes, U marry me I
My heart it said Na; for I look'd for Jamie back : But the wind it blew high, and the ship it was a wrack : The ship it was a wreck,—why did na Jamie dee, Or why do I live to say, Wae's me ?
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