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Thread #62704   Message #2169321
Posted By: Jim Dixon
11-Oct-07 - 10:51 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre
Subject: Lyr Add: THE MUCKIN' O' GEORDIE'S BYRE (1829)
From "The Scottish Songs" by Robert Chambers, 1829:


1. THE muckin' o' Geordie's byre,
And the shoolin' the gruip sae clean,
Has gar'd me weit my cheeks,
And greit wi' baith my een.

CHORUS: It was ne'er my father's will,
Nor yet my mother's desire,
That e'er I should fyle my fingers,
Wi' muckin' o' Geordie's byre.

2. The mouse is a merry beast,
The moudiewort wants the een;
But the warld shall ne'er get wit,
Sae merry as we hae been. CHORUS

[Footnote:] From Herd's Collection, 1776.