The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20056   Message #66917
Posted By: Bruce O.
30-Mar-99 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tommy Linn
Subject: Lyr Add: TAM O' THE LIN
[A supplement from C. K. Sharpe's 'A Ballad Book', 1823]

TAM O' THE LIN.

Tam O' Lin's daughter scho sat on the stair,
And, "Wow," quo scho, "Father, am na I fair?
There's mony ane wed wi' an unwhiter skin"--
"The deil whorl't off," quo Tam o' the Lin.

Tam o' Lin's daughter scho sat on the brig,
And, "Wow," quo scho, "Father, am na I trig?"
The brig it brak', and she tummel'd in--
"Your tocher's paid," quo Tam o' the Lin.