The History of Leith

January 3, 2012

The Young Laird and Edinburgh Katie

In the old song entitled ” The Young Laird and Edinburgh Katie,” to which Allan Ramsay added some verses, the former addresses
his mistress :—
” Wat ye wha I met yestreen,
Coming doon the street, my jo ?
My mistress in her tartan screen,
Fu bonny, braw, and sweet, my jo !
‘ My dear,’ quo I, ‘ thanks to the night,
That never wished a lover ill,
Since ye’re out o’ your mother’s sight,
Let’s tak’ a walk up to the Hill.’ ”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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