The Merry Muses of Caledonia/O Gat ye me wi' Naething

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The Merry Muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns
O Gat ye me wi' Naething

O GAT YE ME WI' NAETHING.

An old song.

 

"Gat ye me, O gat ye me,
 And gat ye me wi' naething.
A rock, a reel, a spinning wheel,
 A gude black c—t was ae thing.


"A tocher fine, o'er muckle far,
 When sic a scallion gat it."
"Indeed o'er muckle far, gudewife,
 For that was aye the faut o't.


"But haud your tongue now, Luckie Laing,
 O haud your tongue and jander.
I held the gate till you I met,
 Syne I began to wander.


"I tint my whistle and my sang,
 I tint my peace and pleasure,
But your green grave now, Luckie Laing,
 Wad airt me to my treasure."


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