Jocky’s fou and Jenny’s fain, p.195.

[Tea-Table Miscellany Contents]

Jocky fou, Jenny fain, 

Jenny was nae ill to gain, 

She was couthy, he was kind, 

And thus the wooer tell’d his mind. 

– 

Jenny I’ll nae mair be nice, 

Gi’e me love at ony price; 

I winna prig for red or whyt, 

Love alane can gi’e delyt. 

– 

Others seek they kenna what, 

In looks, in carriage, and a’ that; 

Give me love, for her I court: 

Love in love makes a’ the sport. 

– 

Colours mingl’d unco fine, 

Common motives lang sinsyne, 

Never can engage my love, 

Until my fancy first approve. 

– 

It is na meat but appetite 

That makes our eating a delyt; 

Beauty is at best deceit; 

Fancy only kens nae cheat. 

Old Songs with Additions

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