The Merry Muses of Caledonia/Had I the Wyte she Bade Me
HAD I THE WYTE SHE BADE ME.
|An old song, of which there is more than one version. The setting of the "servant man and the lady" is common to many free songs of the kind, some of which are still current in Ayrshire. An amended version will be found in the Aldyne edition of 1893. The same version appears in Scott Douglas's 6 vol. edition (Vol. III., p. 270), with a note to the effect that it superseded the old song.|
Had I the wyte, had I the wyte,