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No. in. There's nought but care on ev'ry han.
Tune : Green grow the rashes, O Scots Musical Museum, 1787, No. 77.
Chorus. Green grow the rashes, Ot Green grow the rashes, O! The sweetest hours that e'er I spend, Are spent amang the lasses, Ol
There's nought but care on ev'ry han',
In ev'ry hour that passes, O ; What signifies the life o' man,
An 'twere na for the lasses, O?
The warl'y race may riches chase, An' riches still may fly them, O ;
An' tho' at last they catch them fast, Their hearts can ne'er enjoy them, O.
But gie me a cannie hour at e'en,
My arms about my dearie, O ; An' warl'y cares, an' warl'y men,
May a' gae tapsalteerie, O 1
For you sae douce, ye sneer at this, Ye're nought but senseless asses, O ;
The wisest man the warl' saw, He dearly lov'd the lasses, O!
Auld Nature swears, the lovely dears Her noblest work she classes, O :
Her prentice han' she tried on man, An' then she made the lasses, O.