Her blue rollin e'e/Will You Go and Marry, Katie

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Her blue rollin e'e  (1822) 
Will You Go and Marry, Katie


Will ye go and marry Katie,
Can ye think to tak a man!
It's a pity ane she pretty.
Should na do the thing they can.
You, a charming lovely creature,
Wherefore wad ye lie ye'r lane!
Beauty's of a facing nature
Has a season, and is gane

Therefore while ye're blooming, Katie,
Listen to a lozing swain;
Tak a mark by auntie Betty.
Once the darling o' the men:
She, wi' coy add fickle nature.
Trided aff till she's grown auld,
Now she'a left by ilka creature:
Let na this o'thee be tauld

But my dear and lovely Katie,
This ae thing I hae to tell,
I could wuh nae man to get ye,
{em}}Save it were my very sol.
Tak, me, Katie, at my offer,

Or be had, and I'll tak you:
Were mak nae din about your toches
Marry,Katie, then we'll woo.

Many words are seedless, Katie,
Ye're a anter, see am I;
If ye wad a man should get ye
Then I can that want supply;
Say then K«tie, say ye'll tak me,
As the very male of men,
Never after to foraake me,
And the priest shall say, Amen.

Then, O! then my charming Katie,
When WeVre married what comes then
Then sae ither man pan get ye,
But ye'll be my very sin
Then we'll kiss and clap at leisure,
Nor wi’ envy troubled be,
If onoe I had my lovely treasure,
Let the rest admire and die.


This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.