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A Crack between two Young Men.

COME here young man a wee an rest,
Tell me some news that is the best,
Gin ye be gaun to get a wife.
Or gie's a niffer of your knife;
For knives of them I’ve nane ava,
The lasses they are flyin’ braw,
With side coats, ruffles, and drest head
Enough to be a purse’s dead:
The auld and rev’rend folks do say,
When they were youthful, brisk, & gay
Wore plaiden hose and a grey coat,
But now thread stockings and what not
The servant lads and lasses gangs
With glancin' buckles, we had whangs.
I do believe its very true,
What auld folks says to me and you,
For pride of heart we cannot say,
Its great in garb at this same day;
Now fare-ye-well I cannot stay,
We’s hae a crack some other day.


This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.