The Auld Goodman, or, The Goodwife Victorious/Johnny and Molly

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JOHNNY and MOLLY.

DOWN the burn and thro' the mead,
his golden locks war'd o'er his brow,
Johnny lilting, tun'd his reed,
and Mary wip'd her bonny mou'.
Dear ſhe lo'ed the well known ſong,
while her Johnny, blythe and young,
Sung her praiſe the whole day long.
Chor. Down the burn and thro' the mead,
his golden locks way'd o'er his brow,
Johnny, lilting, tun'd his reed,
and Mary wip'd her bonny mou'.

Coſtly claithes ſhe had but few;
of rings and jewels nae great ſtore,
Her face was fair, her love was true,
and Johnny wiſely wiſh'd nae mair:
Love's the pearl the ſhepherd's prize,
o'er the mountain, near the fountain,
Love delights the ſhepherd's eyes.
Down the burn, &c.

Gold and titles give not health.
and Johnny cou'd not theſe impart;
Youthfu' Mary's greateſt wealth
was ſtill her faithfu' Johnny's heart;
Sweet the joy that lovers find,
great the treaſure, ſweet the pleaſure,
Where the heart is always kind. Down &c.


GLASGOW,
Printed by J. & M. Robertſon, Saltmarkets, 1802.

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