Flowers of the forest/Corn Riggs are Bonny


My Patie is a lover gay,
His mind is never muddy.
His breath is sweeter than new hay,
His face is fair and ruddy.
His shape is handsome, middle size;
He’s stately in his walking;
The shining of his een surprise;
’Tis heav’n to hear him talking.

Last night I met him on a bauk,
Where yellow corn was growing.
There mony a kindly word he spak,
That set my heart a-glowing.
He kiss’d, and vow’d he wad be mine.
And loo’d me best of ony;
That gars me like to sing sinsyne,
O corn riggs are bonny.

Let maidens of a silly mind
Refuse what maist they’re wanting,
Since we for yielding are design’d,
We chastely should be granting.
Then I’ll comply and marry Pate,
And syne my cockernony
He’s free to touzle air or late,
Where corn riggs are bonny.

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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