MAGGIE McAPIE'S LILT.
TUNE—Toddlin' lut and toddlin' ben.
As Maggie M'Apie wat driving her wheel,
Blithe Maggie sung cheery, and Maggie, sings weel,
And thus she gaed on, an wi nae little glee-
Sin' Johnie's turn'd Temp'rate how happy are we,
He says an' she feels that hn is better far,
Than when he frequented the BULL or the STAR,
He's aye hame in time, an' gangs sober to bed
An' up in the morning aye wi' a hale head.
The strongest he drinks now is Coffee or tea!
Sin' Johnie's turn'd Temp'rate how happy are we
He wasna lang enter'd, an ere Johnie wist,
We land lam on the cleek, and meal in the list,
For now he takes care an' brings hame his ban-
An' we never want a lit butter or cheese. (bees,
The weans are fu canty, an' liker their meal
We are never fash'd wi' him stoppin out late;
Than they used to be, when John took his DEAD,
What they gand for whisky we now hae in bread.
The strongest he drinks now &c.