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No. 120. Young Jockie was the blythest lad.
Tune : Jockie was the blythest lad.
Scots Musical Museum, 1790. No. 287.
Young Jockie was the blythest lad,
In a1 our town or here awa; Fu' blythe he whistled at the gaud,
Fu' lightly danc'd he in the ha'. He roos'd my een sae bonie blue,
He roos'd my waist sae genty sma', An' ay my heart cam to my mou,
When ne'er a body heard or saw.
My Jockie toils upon the plain,
Thro' wind and weet, thro' frost and snaw; And o'er the lea I leuk fu' fain,
When Jockie's owsen hameward ca\ And ay the night comes round again,
When in his arms he taks me a'; And ay he vows he'll be my ain
As lang's he has a breath to draw.