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III. LOVE : HUMOROUS                     179
I dighted ay her een sae blue,
An' bann'd the cruel randy ; And, weel I wat, her willin mou*
Was sweet as sugar-candy. At gloamin-shot it was, I wot,
I lighted on lhe Monday, But I cam thro' the Tyesday's dew
To wanton Willie's brandy.
No. 200. Gat ye me, O, gat ye me.
Tune : Jack Latin.           Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 430.
1 Gat ye me, O, gat ye me,
O, gat ye me wi' naething? Rock an' reel, an' spinning wheel,
A mickle quarter bason : Bye attour, my gutcher has
A heich house and a laigh ane, A' forbye my bonie sel,
The toss o' Ecclefechan/
* O, haud your tongue now, Lucky Lang,
O, haud your tongue and jauner! I held the gate till you I met,
Syne I began to wander: I tint my whistle and my sang,
I tint my peace and pleasure; But your green graff, now Lucky Lang,
Wad airt me to my treasure.' n a