Merry fairs of Falkirk/The happy marriage

Merry fairs of Falkirk  (1813-1820) 
The happy marriage

Dated from the Scottish Book Trade Index.

That Happy Marriage,

As I was walking one morning so fair,
So green was the fields, and cool was the air,
There did I discover,
Pretty Nancy my lover.
And I for to woo her was pleas'd for to say,

O fairest of creatures that ever was seen,
You're the pride of my heart, the flow'r of the green,
With garlands of roses,
And sweet pretty posies,
What nature composes I'll crown you my queen:

To these words I spoke she answered and said,
O how can you flatter a poor harmless maid,
For your tongue it runs so nimble,
It makes my heart to tremble,
And I fear you disemble my poor heart to break!

Of all my sweethearts I have nine or ten.
Yet never a one I can fancy of them,
But if I should believe you,
And you should deceive me,
And scornfully leave me, oh! where am I thee,

hese words I speak is by the powers above,
The rocks and the mountains shall sooner remove
And the sea shall flame on fire
If from my love shall retire,
And there's nothing I desire but innocent love.

If innocent love is all your request,
And you in earnest, I thought you were in jest,
I'll adore you with pleasure,
With kisses out of measure,
With joy, peace & pleasure we both shall be blessed

This couple they're married, and live very happy
Enjoying one another with pleasures so canty,
The rocks they shall melt,
And the mountains shall remove,
Ere ever I prove false to the woman I love.

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