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Broadside ballad entitled 'Ye needna be Courtin' at Me, Auld Man'
Ye Needna be
Courtin' at Me,
Oh, ye needna be courtin at me, auld man,
Ye needna be courtin' at me;
Ye're threescore and three, and ye're blin' o' an e'e
Hae patience, and hear me a wee, sweet lass,
Hae patience, and hear me a wee,
Gang hame to your gowd and your gear, auld man
And to me he shall ever be dear, auld man,
And to me he shall ever be dear.
I'll busk ye as braw as a queen, sweet lass,
I'll busk ye as braw as a queen ;
I hae guineas to spare, and, hark ye, what's mair,
I'm only twa score and fifteen, sweet lass,
I'm only twa score and fifteen.
Oh, stan' aff na, and fash me nae mair, auld man,
Stan' aff na, and fash me nae mair,
There's something in love that your gowd canna
I'll be Johnnie's although I gang bare, auld man,
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(37a)