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When the t'other bag I sell, and the Full soon I grew sick of the sanctified sot,
The regiment at large for a husband I got; From the gilded spontoon to the fife I was ready,
I asked no more but a sodger laddie.
But the peace it reduced me to beg in despair,
Till I met thy old boy at a Cunningham fair;
His rags regimental they flutter'd so gaudy,
My heart it rejoiced at my sodger laddie. Sing, Lal de lal, &c.
And now I have lived-I know not how long,
And still I can join in a cup and a song ; But whilst with both hands I can hold the glass steady,
Here's to thee, my hero, my sodger laddie. Sing, Lal de lal, &c.
Poor Merry Andrew in the neuk,
Sat guzzling wi' a tinkler hizzie ; They mind't na wha the chorus teuk,
Between themselves they were sae busy: At length wi' drink and courting dizzy, He stoiter'd up and made a face :
Then turn'd, and laid a smack on Grizzie, Syne tuned his pipes wi' grave grimace :
TUNE-"Auld Sir Symon."
Sir Wisdom's a fool when he's fou, Sir Knave is a fool in a session; He's there but a 'prentice, I trow,
But I am a fool by profession.
My grannie she bought me a beuk,
But what will ye hae of a fool?
Perfume, congenial to the clime, The sweetest in the sweetest time! The merry bells, in jocund chime, Rang through the air, And minstrels play'd in strains sublime, To charm the fair!
And fairer than our Nithsdale fair, Or handsomer, there's nane elsewhere! Pure as the streams that murmur there, In them ye'll find
That virtue and the graces rare
Are a' enshrin'd!
Lang may the bonnie bairns recline On plenty's bosom, saft and kind! And, O! may I, ere life shall dwine To its last scene,
Return, and a' my sorrows tine,
"By Logan's streams that rin sae deep,
"Nae mair at Logan kirk will he
While for her love she thus did sigh,1
While sair she grat on Logan braes.
What fills thy heart sae fu' o' care?
An' playfu' skip on Logan braes."
Then straight to Logan kirk they went,
When I wi' grief did herd alane,
I These three stanzas are by an anonymous author, and were added after Mayne's death.