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Todlen hame :
The bandy-legged officer, What have we with day to do, Hae ye seen in the calm dewy morning, It was in and about the Martinmas time, Deserted by the waning moon.



Language(s): Scots
Published: Glasgow : Printed for the booksellers, [ca. 1825]
Subjects: Folk songs, Scots > Folk songs, Scots / Texts.
Folk songs, English > Folk songs, English / Texts.
Chapbooks > Chapbooks / Specimens.
Chapbooks > Chapbooks / Scotland > Chapbooks / Scotland / Glasgow > Chapbooks / Scotland / Glasgow / 19th century
Note: Includes 2 woodcuts.
First sentence of Deserted by the waning moon: "Or sailing on the midnight deep, While weary messmates soundly sleep The careful watch patroles the deck, To guard the ship from foes or wreck; And while his thoughts oft homewards bound Some friendly voice salutes his ear, What cheer?--Brother--quickly tell?--Above--below?--good night--all's well."
First sentence of It was in and about the Martinmas time: "It was in and about the Martinmas time, When the green leaves were a-falling, That Sir John Graeme in the west countrie, Fell in love with Barbara Allan."
First sentence of Hae ye seen in the calm dewy morning: "The red-breast wild warbling sae clear Or the low dwelling, snow breasted gowan, Sur-charged wi' mild e'ering's soft tear, O then ye hae seen my dear lassie, The lassie I loe best of a' But far frae the hame o' my lassie, I'm monie a lang mile awa."
First sentence of What have we with a day to do?: "By the gaily circling glass, We can see how minutes pass."
First sentence of The bandy-legged officer: "A Landlady in France, lov'd an officer 'tis said, And the officer he dearly lov'd his brandy O Said she, I love this officer, alth' his nose is red, And his legs are what the regiment call bandy O."
First sentence of Todlen hame: "When I have a saxpence under my thumb, Then I'll get credit in ilka town, But ay when I'm poor, they bid me gae bye, O poverty parts good company."
Dated from internal and external evidence.
Songs without music.
Woodcut on cover.
Physical Description: 8 p. ; 15 cm.
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