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No. 245. I had sax owsen in a pleugh.
Tune : The bottom of the punch bowl. Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No. 542.
Chorus. O gude ale comes, and gude ale goes, Gude ale gars me sell my hose, Sell my hose, and pawn my shoonGude ale keeps my heart aboon !
I had sax owsen in a pleugh, And they drew a' weel eneugh : I sell'd them a' just ane by ane— Gude ale keeps the heart aboon.
Gude ale hauds me bare and busy, Gars me moop wi' the servant hizzie, Stand i' the stool when I hae dune— Gude ale keeps the heart aboon.