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THE LASSIE GATH'RING NITS.

Tune"O the broom."

An old song.

 
There was a lass, and a bonie lass,
 A gath'ring nits did gang;
She pu'd them heigh, she pu'd them laigh,
 She pu'd them whare they hang.
 
Till tir'd at length, she laid her down,
 An' sleept the wood amang;
When by there cam three lusty lads,
 Three lusty lads an' strang.
 
The first did kiss her rosy lips,
 He thought it was nae wrang;
The second lous'd her bodice fair,
 Fac'd up wi' London whang.
 
An' what the third did to the lass,
 Is no' put in this sang;
But the lassie wauken'd in a fright,
 An' says, I hae sleepit lang.




THE LINKING LADDIE.

Tune"Push about the jorum."

An old fragment.

 
Waes me that e'er I made your bed!
 Waes me that e'er I saw ye!
For now I've lost my maidenhead,
 An' I ken na how they ca' ye.

My name's weel kend in my ain countrie,
 They ca' me the linkin' laddie;
An' ye had na been as willing as I,
 Shame fa' them wad e'er hae bade ye.