The Musical Cyclopedia; Being a Collection of the Most Approved English, Scottish, and Irish Songs

The Musical Cyclopedia; Being a Collection of the Most Approved English, Scottish, and Irish Songs

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...May never care mak thee less fair, But bloom of youth still bless my lassie. II. Than ony lass in borough's town, Wha mak their cheeks with patches niottie, I'd tak my Katty but a gown, Bare-footed in her little coatie. O my bonnie, &c. III. Beneath the brier or brecken bush, Whene'er I kiss and court my dawty, Happy and blythe as ane wad wish, My flighterin' heart gangs pitty-patty. O my bonnie, &c. IV. O'er highest heathery hills I'll sten, With cockil gun and ratches tenty, To drive the deer out of their den, To feast my lass on dishes dainty. O my bonnie, &c. There's nane shall dare, by deed or word, 'Gainst her to wag a tongue or finger, While I can wield my trusty sword, Or fra my side whisk out a whinger. O my bonnie, &c. VI. The mountains clad with purple bloom, And berries ripe, invite my treasure To range with me; let great folk gloom, While wealth and pride confound their pleasure. 0 my bonnie, &c. When first I came to be a man, Of twenty or so, I thought my--self. a hand--some youth, And fain the world would know. In best at---tire I stept and there, and e---very where, Was like a morn in May. No care I had, nor fear of want, But rambled up and down, And for a beau I might have pass'd. In coun--try or in town; I still was pleas'd wher-e'er I went, And when I was a lone I tun'd my pipe, and, .. pleas'd mv--sell, Wi', Johr o' Ba.-den-. you. II. Now, in the days of youthful prime, A mistress I must find; For love, they say, gives one an air, And ev'n improves the mind: On Phillis fair, above the rest, Kind fortune fix'd my eyes; Her piercing beauty struck my heart, And she became my choice: To Cupid then, with hearty pray'r, I offer'd many a vow, And danc'd and sang, and sigh'd and swore, As other lovers do: But when...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655230
  • 9781236655233