Robert Ford Tayside songs and other verses

ISBN 13: 9781236434876

Tayside songs and other verses

 
9781236434876: Tayside songs and other verses

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ... stane, an' sax feet ane--Wha wadna' fancy sic a sowdy? Wi' shoothers like a maister brewer, An' shanks that eithly fill a stockin'; When first I met her yont the muir, She stowe my heart as clean's a docken. Oh! bonnie Kate o' Cairnbeddie, Sonsie Kate o' Cairnbeddie; Auchteen stane, an' sax feet ane--A horse micht shelter in her shadow. Her charms ye'd see, tho' bleart an' Win', Her voice ye'd hear, tho' deaf's a horner; Whae'er gets Kate will doubly win, For, troth, she'll fill a muckle corner! Oh! bonnie Kate o' Cairnbeddie, Sonsie Kate o' Cairnbeddie; Auchteen stane, an' sax feet ane--Ye ne'er saw sic a donsie leddy. My heart's alowe, my brain's afire--This very nicht I'd rin an' coort her, Were I but saxteen inches higher, Or she but saxteen inches shorter. Oh! borinie Kate o' Cairnbeddie, Sonsie Kate o' Cairnbeddie; Wi' length o' arms to clasp her charms, I'd fau'd her in my tartan plaidie. Gae, fickle Nature, change yer plan, An' mak' me langer, stranger, tichter; Swith render me a buirdly man, Or Kate some aucht or ten stane lichter. Oh! bonnie Kate o' Cairnbeddie, Sonsie Kate o' Cairnbeddie; Auchteen stane, an' sax feet ane--While she's a wanter, Robin's ready! WILLIE AND ROVER. (a Term-time Incident.) The morn is Martinmas term day; Oor plooman lads are in a bustle; They faud an' bundle a' they hae, An' through the bothy dance an' whustle. At twal' the morn they'll a' be free--A minute mair they winna tarry; But gaily, wi' their towmond's fee, Will hurry aff by coach an' ferry. An' Sandy's gaun to Barleybraes--Awa' abune the Brig o' Cally; An' Jock M'Nab to Cloverleas--A mile or mair ayont Drumshally. An' Tam, the grieve, wi's hoarded gear, He's gaun to Perth to start a dairy; An' Wull, that ca's the hinmaist pair, He's gaun awa' near Castlecary. ...

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