The Merry Muses of Caledonia/Ye hae Lien Wrang, Lassie


Tune—"Up and waur them a', Willie."

An old song in circulation before Burns's day. A version of this song, almost identical with this, will be found in the Aldyne edition of 1893.

Ye hae lien wrang, lassie,
Ye hae lien a' wrang,
Ye've lien in some unco bed,
And wi' some unco man.

Your rosy cheeks are turn'd sae wan,
You're greener than the grass, lassie,
Your coatie's shorter by a span.
Yet deil an inch the less, lassie.

Ye hae lien, &c.

You've let the pownie o'er the dyke,
And he's been in the corn, lassie;
For aye the brose ye sup at e'en,
Ye bock them ere the morn, lassie.

Ye hae Hen, &c.

Fu' lightly lap ye o'er the knowe.
And thro' the wood ye sang, lassie;
But herryin' o' the foggy byke,
I fear ye've got a stang, lassie.

Ye hae lien, &c.