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Broadside ballad entitled 'Leader-Haughs and Yarow'
An Excellent new Ballad,
LEADER-HAUGHS and YAROW,
To its own proper Tune.
WHen Ph?bus bright; the Azure Skies
with golden Rayes enlightneth,
Herbs Trees and plants, be quick' neth
and gladly goes be thorow,
through Leader-haughs and Yarow.
in equal length divideth.
no longer he abideth :
casts off her deadly Sorrow,
in Leader-haughs and Yarow.
3 Pan playing with his Oaten Reed,
Doth here resort their Flocks to seed
With Bottle, Bag, and Staff with Knag,
They swear no Field more Pleasure yields,
4 One House there stands on Leader side
With ease Rooms rare, and Windows clear,
like Dedalus contriving,
in-South it hath no Marrow ;
they'l hear the Mavis singing ;
sweet Birks her Head o'er hinging :
with tender Throats and narrow
as sweetly as in Yarow
With nimble wings she Sporreth
where Philomel resorteth
I'll bid you all Good morrow
In Leader-haughs and Yarow
The East and Wester Mainses
the Corns are good in Blainslies ;
that if you search all thorow
then Leader-haughs and Yarow
the fearful Hare she haunteth ; (knows
to the Chapell- Wood frequenteth
Yet When she irks to Kidslie Birks
she runs and sighs for Sorrow.
and cannot Win to Yarow
Than Hounds and Beigles Crying
their Hare Pursuits Desying
no bielding can she borrow
but longs to be at Yarow
still thinking for to view her
she'l Run the Fields all thorow,
and bids farewell to Yarow,
twixt Tweed and Leader standing
And Gladswood banks all thorow
and the bonny banks of Yarow
While as his Days endureth
Which Day and Time procureth.
Where Burns was blyth befarrow
The Words of BURN the Violer,
WHat ? shall my, Viol silent be,
no Sports and Mirds deriding .
then it was wont beforow
and the bonny Banks of Yarow :
the greenish haughs Disgracing,
about the Fields defacing :
more if I could for Sorrow
of Leader-haughs and Yarow,
sore saltish Tears forth sending,
are subject to an ending
Probable date published:
1720- shelfmark: Ry.III.c.36(127)