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The Merry Muses of Caledonia/Comin' Thro' the Rye

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COMIN' THRO' THE RYE.

An old song which Burns's purified version completely superseded. There is an echo of "Errock Brae" in the third line of the chorus.

Comin' thro' the rye, my jo.
An' comin' thro' the rye.
She fand a staun o' staunin' graith,
Comin' thro' the rye.

O gin a body meet a body,
Comin' thro' the rye;
Gin a body f—k a body,
Need a body cry.

Comin', &c.


Gin a body meet a body,
Comin' thro' the glen;
Gin a body f—k a body.
Need the warld ken.
 

Comin', &c.


Gin a body meet a body,
Comin' thro' the grain;
Gin a body f—k a body,
C——s a body's ain.

Comin', &c.


Gin a body meet a body.
By a body's sel,
Whatna body f——s a body.
Wad a body tell.

Comin' &c.


Mony a body meets a body,
They dare na weel avow;
Mony a body f——s a body.
Ye wad na think it true.

Comin'. &c.