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SWEET WILLIE AND FAIR ANNIE. 133
" I sleep richt aft, I wake richt aft;
What want ye wi' me, son ? ao
" Whare hae ye been a' night, Willie ?
O wow ! ye've tarried lang !" " I have been courtin' fair Annie,
And she is frae me gane.
" There is twa maidens in a bower ; as
Which o' them sail I bring hame ?
The nut-brown maid has sheep and cows, And fair Annie has nane."
" It's an ye wed the nut-brown maid,
I'll heap gold wi' my hand; 30
But an ye wed her, fair Annie, I'll straik it wi' a wand.
" The nut-brown maid has sheep and cows,
And fair Annie has nane; And Willie, for my benison, ss
The nut-brown maid bring hame."
"01 sail wed the nut-brown maid,
And I sail bring her hame; But peace nor rest between us twa,
Till death sinder's again. «
19. That is, ray slumbers are short, broken, and interrupted. .T