The History of Leith

October 23, 2006

‘The Young Laird and Edinburgh Katy’ and ‘Bessy Bell and Mary Gray

Now wat ye wha I met the Streen,
coming down the Street my Jo?
My Mistress in her Tartan Skreen,
fow Bonny braw, and sweet my Jo:
My Dear, quoth I thanks to the Night,
that never wish’t a Lover ill,
Since ye’re out of your Mother’s Sight,
let’s take a wake up to the Hill.

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