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chico Lyr Add: Duncan Gray (Robert Burns) (11) Lyr Add: Duncan Gray (Burns) 02 Jan 08




A                E      A
Duncan Gray cam here to woo
A    D       A
(Ha, ha, the wooing o't!)
On blythe Yule-Night when we were fou                On blythe Christmas Eve when we were drunk
(Ha, ha, the wooing o't!)
A                D
Maggie coost her head fu' high,                        Maggie cast her head full high,
Bm                E7
Look'd asklent and unco skeigh,                        Looked askance and very skittish, [askLENT and uhnco sky]
A         D       A    E
Gart poor Duncan stand abeigh -                        Made poor Duncan stand off
Ha, ha, the wooing o't!

Duncan fleech'd, and Duncan pray'd                Duncan wheedled, and Duncan prayed
Meg was deaf as Ailsa Craig                        Meg was deaf [deef] as Ailsa Craig (a rocky island)
Duncan sigh'd baith out and in,                        Duncan sighed both out and in,
Grat his een baith bleer't an' blin',                Wept his eyes both bleary and blind,
Spak o' lowpin o'er a linn -                        Spoke of leaping over a waterfall

Time and Chance are but a tide
Slighted love is sair to bide                        Slighted love is sore to endure
'Shall I like a fool,' quoth he,
'For a haughty hizzie die?                        For a haughty hussy die?
She may gae to - France for me! -

How it comes, let doctors tell
Meg grew sick, as he grew hale
Something in her bosom wrings,
For relief a sigh she brings,
And O! her een they spak sic things!                And O! her eyes they speak such things!

Duncan was a lad o' grace
Maggie was a piteous case
Duncan could na be her death,                        Duncan could not be her death,
Swelling pity smoor'd his wrath;                Swelling pity smothered his wrath;
Now they're crouse and canty baith                Now they're proud and jolly both -


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