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IV. CONNUBIAL                               195
I never saw a fairer, I never lo'ed a dearer, And neist my heart I'll wear her, For fear my jewel tine.
The warld's wrack, we share o't, The warstle and the care o't, Wi' her I'll blythely bear it, And think my lot divine.
No. 219. O, that I had neer been married.
Tune : Crowdie Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No. 593.
[O, that I had ne'er been married,
I wad never had nae care; Now IVe gotten wife an' weans,
An' they cry ' crowdie' evermair.
Chorus. Ance crowdie, twice crowdie,
Three times crowdie in a day; Gin ye ' crowdie' onie mair,
YeUl crowdie a' my meal away.~\
Waefu' want and hunger fley me,
Glow'rin by the hallan en': Sair I fecht them at the door,
But ay I'm eerie they come ben. oa