Sang VIII., pp.221-222.

[Tea-Table Miscellany Contents]

Mucking of Geordy’s Byer

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Sung by Symon, p. 19. 

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THE laird who in riches and honour 

Wad thrive, should be kindly and free, 

Nor rack the poor tenants, who labour 

To rise aboon poverty: 

Else like the pack horse that’s unfother’d, 

And burden’d, will tumble down faint; 

Thus virtue by hardship is smother’d, 

And rackers aft tine their rent. 

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