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Found in Bess_the_Gawkie_1806.abc from the John Chambers music book abc collection
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BESS THE GAWKIE 1806 Blythe young Bess to Jean did say, Will ye gang to yon sun ny brae, Where flocks do feed, And herds do stray, And sport a while wi' Ja mie? Ah, na, lass, I'll no gang there, Nor a bout Ja mie tak a care, Nor a bout Ja mie tak a care, For he's ta'en up wi' Mag gie. 2. For hark, and I will tell you, lass, Did I not see young Jamie pass, Wi' mickle blytheness in his face, Out owre the muir to Maggie: I wat he gae her mony a kiss, And Maggie took them nae amiss; 'Tween ilka smack pleas'd her wi' this, "That Bess was but a gawkie," 3. "For when a civil kiss I seek, "She turns her head, and thraws her cheek, "And for an hour she'll hardly speak: "Wha'd no ca' her a gawkie? "But sure my Maggie has mair sense, "She'll gie a score without offence; "Now gie me ane into the mense, "And ye shall be my dawtie." 4. "O Jamie, ye hae mony ta'en, "But I will never stand for ane, "Or twa, when we do meet again, "So ne'er think me a gawkie." "Ah, na, lass, that canna be; "Sic thoughts as these are far frae me, "Or ony thy sweet face that see, "E'er to think thee a gawkie." 5. But, whisht, nae mair o' this we'll speak. For yonder Jamie does us meet; Instead o' Meg he kiss'd sae sweet, I trow he likes the gawkie. "O dear Bess, I hardly knew, "When I cam by your gown sae new; "I think you've got it wet wi' dew." Ouoth she, "That's like a gawkie; 6. "It's wat wi' dew, and 'twill get rain, "And I'll get gowns when it is gane; "Sae ye may gang the gate ye came, "And tell it to your dawtie." The guilt appear'd in Jamie's cheek; He cry'd, "O cruel maid, but sweet, "If I should gang anither gate, "I ne'er could meet my dawtie." 7. The lasses fast frae him they flew, And left poor Jamie sair to rue That ever Maggie's face he knew, Or yet ca'd Bess a gawkie. As they gade owre the muir they sang, The hills and dales with echo rang, The hills and dales with echo rang, "Gang o'er the muir to Maggie." www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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