Five excellent songs (1)/The Constant Shepherd

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Five excellent songs (1)  (1840-1850) 
The Constant Shepherd

My Patie is a lover gay,
His mind is never muddy;
His breath is sweeter than new hay,
His face is fair and ruddy:
His shape is handsome, middle size,
He’s comely in his wauking;
The shining o’ his een surprise;
It’s heaven to hear him tauking.

Yestreen I met him on a bawk,
Where yellow corn was growing,
Where mony a kindly word he spak,
That set my heart a-glowing.
He kiss’d and vow’d he wad bo mine,
And lo’ed me best o’ ony;
That gars me like to sing sinsyne,
O corn riggs are bonny.

Let lasses o’ a silly mind
Refuse what maist they’re wanting,
Since we for yielding were design’d,
We chastely should be granting.
Then I’ll comply and marry Pate:
And syne my cockernony
He’s free to touzle ear’ or late
While corn riggs are bonny.

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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