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No. 186. 0, meikle thinks my luve o' my beauty.
Tune: The highway to Edinburgh Scots Musical Museum, 1792,^.312.
O, meikle thinks my luve o' my beauty,
And meikle thinks my luve o' my kin ; But little thinks my luve I ken brawlie
My tocher 's the jewel has charms for him. [It's a' for the apple he'll nourish the tree;
It's a' for the hiney he'll cherish the bee!] My laddie 's sae meikle in luve wi' the siller,
He canna hae luve to spare for me!
Your proffer o' luve 's an airle-penny!
My tocher's the bargain ye wad buy ; But an ye be crafty, I am cunnin,
Sae ye wi' anither your fortune may try.