New way of Johnny's grey-breeks (1)/My Jo Janet

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MY JO JANET.

SWEET Sir, for your courtesie,
when ye come by the Bass then,
For the love ye bear to me,
buy me a keeking-glass then.
Keek into the draw-well,
Janet, Janet;
And there ye’ll see your bonny sell,
My jo Janet.

Keeking in the draw-well clear,
what if I shou'd fa' in,
Syne, a’ my kin will say and swear,
I drown’d my sell for sin.
Ha’d the better by the brae,
Janet, Janet;
Ha’d the better by the brae,
My jo Janet.

Good Sir, for your courtesie,
coming thro’ Aberdeen then,
For the love you bear to me,
buy me a pair of shoon then.
Clout the auld, the new are dear,
Janet, Janet;
A pair may gain you ha’f a year,
My jo Janet.

But what if dancing on the green,
and skipping like a mawking,
If they shou’d see my clouted shoon,
of me they will be tauking.
Dance ay laigh and late at e’en,
Janet, Janet;
Syne a’ their fauts will no be seen,
My jo Janet.

Kind Sir, for your courtesie,
when ye gae to the cross then,
For the love ye bear to me,
buy me a pacing horse then,
Pace upo’ your spinning-wheel,
Janet, Janet:
Pace upo’ your spinning-wheel,
My jo Janet.

My spinning-wheel is auld and stiff,
the rock o’t winna stand, Sir,
To keep the temper-pin in tift,
employs aft my hand, sir.
Make the best o’t that ye can,
Janet, Janet;
But like it never wale a man,

My jo Janet.


This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.