Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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" Dear lassie," he cries wi' a jeer,
" Ne'er heed what the auld anes will say. Though we've little to brag o', ne'er fear;
What's gowd to a heart that is wae ? Our laird hath baith honors and wealth.
Yet see how he's dwining wi' care; Now we, though we've naething but health,
Are cantie and leal evermair.
" O, Menie ! the heart that is true,
Has something mair costly than gear;
Ilk e'en it has naething to rue, Ilk morn it has naething to fear.
Ye warldlings, gae hoard up your store, And tremble for fear aught ye tyne;
Guard your treasures wi' lock, bar and door, True love is the guardian of mine."
He ends wi' a kiss an' a smile,
Wae's me, can I take it amiss ? My laddie's unpractised in guile,
He's free aye to daut and to kiss ! Ye lasses wha lo'e to torment
Your wooers wi' fause scorn and strife, Play your pranks— I hae gi'en my consent,
And this night I'm Jamie's for life.
The words of "Mary of Argyle" were written by Charles Jefferys, and the melody was composed by Sidney Nelson.