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Broadside ballad entitled 'Maggie Lauder'
Published by SIMMS & M'INTYRE, Donegull-street, Belfast.
(Play up! quo she.) (Weel done .' quo he.)
WHA wadna be in love
Wi' bonnie Maggie Lauder ?
And spier'd what was't they ca'd her ?
Begone, ye hallan-shaker!
My name is Maggie Lauder.
Maggie, quo' he, and by my bags,
Sit down by me, my bonnie bird,
For I'm a Piper to my trade,
The lasses loup as they were daft,
Piper, quo' Meg, hae you your bags,
If you be Rob, I've heard o' you,
Live ye upo' the border ?
The lasses a', baith far and near,
Then to his bags he. flew wi' speed,
Meg up and wallop'd owre the green,
Weel hae you play'd your part, quo' Meg,
Sin we lost Habbie Simpson.
For ten years and a quarter;
Gin ye suld come to Anster fair,
Spier ye for Maggie Lauder,
Probable date published:
1825 shelfmark: S.302.b.2(094)