Jenny Nettles, p.194.

[Tea-Table Miscellany Contents]

SAW ye Jenny Nettles

Jenny Nettles, Jenny Nettles

Saw ye Jenny Nettles

Coming frae the market; 

Bag and baggage on her back, 

Her fee and bountith in her lap; 

Bag and baggage on her back, 

And a babie in her oxter. 

– 

I met ayont the kairny, 

Jenny Nettles, Jenny Nettles

Singing till her bairny, 

Robin Rattles’s bastard; 

To flee the dool upo’ the stool, 

And ilka ane that mocks her, 

She round about seeks Robin out, 

To stap it in his oxter. 

– 

Fy, fy! Robin Rattle

Robin Rattle, Robin Rattle

Fy, fy! Robin Rattle

Use Jenny Nettles kindly: 

Score out the blame, and shum the shame, 

And without mair debate o’t, 

Take hame your wain, make Jenny fain, 

The leel and Ieesome gate o’t. 

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