Hallow fair (1)/The Contented Lover

Hallow fair (1)  (between 1815 and 1825) 
The Contented Lover


lo’e na a laddie but ane
he lo'es na a lassie but me. He's will'n' to mak me his ain,
an’ his ain I'm willin' to be.

He caft me a rokely o' blue,
a pair o’ mittens o' green,
An' his price was a kiss o’ my mou',
an' ! paid him the debt yestreen.

My mither's ay makin’ a phraze
"that I'm luckie young to be wed!“
But lang e'er she counted my days,
o’ me she was brought to bed;

Sae mither just settle your tongue,
an' dinna be flyting sae bauld,
For we can do the thing when we're young,
hat we canna do weel when we’re auld.

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