The Merry Muses of Caledonia/Whistle o'er the Lave o't

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The Merry Muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns
Whistle o'er the Lave o't

WHISTLE O'ER THE LAVE O'T.

A fragment of the old song on which Burns modelled his amended version.

My mither sent me to the well,
She had better gane hersel,
I got the thing I daur nae tell,
 Whistle o'er the lave o't.


My mither sent me to the sea,
For to gather mussles three;
A sailor lad fell in wi' me,
 Whistle o'er the lave o't.