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BEWARE OF THE RIPPLES.
Tune—"The Tailer fell thro' the bed."
This is an old song, on which Burns modelled "The Bonie Moor-Hen," which Clarinda advised him not to publish "for your sake, and for mine," in a letter dated January 30, 1788. Scott Douglas published it in his Kilmarnock edition, with a quotation from the old version in his introductory note (Vol. II., p. 275).
I rede you beware o' the ripples, young man,