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No. 288. The noble Maxwells and their powers.
Tune : Nilhsdale's welcome fiame Scois Musical Museum, 1792, No. 364.
The noble Maxwellsand theirpowers
Are coming o'er the Border; And they'll gae big Terreagles' towers,
And set them a' in order. And they declare Terreagle's fair,
For their abode they choose it; There's no a heart in a' the land
But's lighter at the news o't!
Tho' stars in skies may disappear,
And angry tempests gather, The happy hour may soon be near
That brings us pleasant weather; The weary night o' care and grief
May hae a joyfu' morrow ; So dawning day has brought re­lief—
Fareweel our night o' sorrow!
No. 289. My Harry was a gallant gay.
Tune: Highlanders lament Scots Musical Museum, 1790, No. 209.