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O whare gat ye that hauver-meal bannock,
O silly blind bodie, O dinna ye see!
Between Saint Johnstone and bonnie Dundee.
Aft has he doudl'd me on his knee:
And sen' him safe hame to his babie and me!
• This song was accompanied by the following laconic epistle.
« Dear Cleghorn,
“ You will see by the above that I have added a stanza to • Bonnie Dundee: If you think it will do, you may set it agoing
Upon a ten-string instrument
“ Mr. Cleghorn,
« FarmerGod bless the trade.”
May blessins light on thy sweet, wee lippie!
May blessins light on thy bonnie ee-bree!
Thou's dearer, dearer ay to me!
Whare Tay rins wimplan by sae clear ;
An' mak thee a man like thy daddie dear!
(To its own Tune.)
Near Edinburgh was a young son born,
Hey lilelu an'a how low lan',
Seven long years he served the king,
Hey, &c. An' it's a' for the sake of his daughter Jean.
An' it's hey, &c.
The king an angry man was he,
An' on his finger she put a ring.
When your ring turns pale and wan,
Upon a day he look'd at his ring,
He's left the sea, an' he's come to the lan',
What news, what news, my auld beggar man,
Nae news, nae news, the auld beggar said,
Cast aff, cast aff thy auld beggar-weed,
When he cam to our guid king's yet,
He drank out the wine an' he put in the ring,
O gat ye’t by sea, or gat ye’t by lan',