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Broadside ballad entitled 'Fy gar rub her o'er wi' Strae'
fy gar rub her o'er Wt' strae.
An Italian Canzone ( of Seventeen hundred Years standing) imitated in braid Scots.
GIN ye meet a bonny Lassie,
Gie her a Kiss and let her gae;
Be sure ye dinna quat the Grip
Of ilka Joy when ye are young,
Before auld Age your Vitals nip,
And lay ye twafald o'er a Rung.
Then Lads and Lassies while it's May,
When JENNY speaks beneath her Breath,
And kisses, laying a the Wyt
On you if she kepp ony Skaith.
H A i T H ye're ill bred, she'll smiling say,
Ye'll worry me, ye greedy Rook ;
Now to her heaving Bosom cling.
And sweetly toolie for a Kiss,
To plague us with your whining Cant.
Probable period of publication:
1720-1730 shelfmark: Ry.III.c.36(118)