The Book of Scottish Song/What care I

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What care I.

[William Paul. Music by James P. Clarke.]

My father has baith gowd and gear,
Forby a bonnie mailen free:
My mither spins wi' eident care,
An' dochters they ha'e nane but me.
But what care I for gowd and gear,
Or what care I for mailens free;
I wadna gi'e a bonnie lad,
For a' the gowd in Chrisendie.

My mither cries, Tak' Sandy Bell,
The canny laird o' Hazleglen;
My father bids me please mysel',
Bat tak' the laird o' auld Kilpenn.
But what care I for gowd and gear,
Nae charm has gowd and gear for me.
I wadna gi'e a bonnie lad,
For a' the gowd in Chrisendie.