For the Love of Jean, p.76.

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JOcky said to Jeany, Jeany, wilt thou do’t? 

Ne’er a fit, quo’ Jeany, for my tochergood, 

For my tochergood, I winna marry thee. 

E’ens ye like, quo’ Jonny, ye may let it be. 

– 

I ha’ gowd and gear, I ha’ land enough, 

I ha’ seven good owsen ganging in a pleugh, 

Ganging in a pleugh, and lingking o’er the lee, 

And gin ye winna take me, I can let ye be. 

– 

I ha’ a good ha’ house, a barn and a byer, 

A stack afore the door, I’Il make a rantin fire; 

I’ll make a rantin fire, and merry shall we be; 

And gin ye winna take me, I can let ye be. 

– 

Jeany said to Jocky, gin ye winna tell, 

Ye shall be the lad, I’ll be the lass my sell, 

Ye’re a bony lad, and I’m a lassie free, 

Ye’re welcomer to take me, than to let me be. 

Old Songs.

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