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No. 270. Fy, let us a to Kirkctcdbright.
Tune : Fy, let us a1 to the bridal Orpheus Caledonius, 1725, No. 36.
Fy, let us a' to Kirkcudbright,
For there will be bickerin there; For Murray's light horse are to muster,
An' O, how the heroes will swear! And there will be Murray, commander,
An' Gordon the battle to win; Like brothers they'll stan' by each other,
Sae knit in alliance and kin.
And there will be black-nebbit Johnie,
The tongue o' the trump to them a': An1 he get na Hell for his haddin,
The deil gets nae justice awa! And there will be Kempleton's birkie,
A boy no sae black at the bane; But as to his fine nabob fortune,—
We'll e'en let the subject alane!
And there will be Wigton's new Sheriff;
Dame Justice fu' brawly has sped; She's gotten the heart of a Bushby,
But Lord! what's become o' the head? And there will be Cardoness, Esquire,
Sae mighty in Cardoness' eyes; A wight that will weather damnation,
For the devil the prey would despise.