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No. 209. First when Maggie was my care.
Tune : Whistle o'er the lave oV Scots Musical Museum, 1790, No. 249.
First when Maggie was my care, Heav'n, I thought, was in her air; Now we're married, spier nae mair,
But whistle o'er the lave o't! Meg was meek, and Meg was mild, Sweet and harmless as a child— Wiser men than me's beguiled—
Whistle o'er the lave o't.
How we live, my Meg and me, How we love, and how we gree, I care na by how few may see—
Whistle o'er the lave o't! Wha I wish were maggots' meat, Dish'd up in her winding sheet, I could write—but Meg maun see't—>
Whistle o'er the lave o't.