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HAD MY DADDIE LEFT ME GEAR ENOUGH.

Air My Daddy left me gear eneuch.
1 HAD my daddie left me gear enough,
2 Whene'er I'd gane to kirk or fair,
3 Ilk mither had held out her loof,
4 And led me to her son and heir.
5 Now, gin a canker'd minny comes
6 And sees her dawty set by me,
7 She looks as sour as Gala's plumbs,
8 And wonders what the fool can see.
9 Hout! man, come here, ye're surely blind,
10 Do ye no see Miss Fowler there?
11 A bonnier lass ye canna find;
12 I wat there's nae sic dancer here.
13 Troth! some folk might hae staid away,
14 And nae ane wad hae mist them yet,
15 For fient a chiel I've seen the day
16 Has spear'd gin she can dance a fit.
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17 Then honest Jock loupt on the floor,
18 And cried We'll a' be canty yet!
19 And if some grudging souls be here,
20 O may they never dance a fit!
21 And let them ken, if goud's their pride,
22 It's no won gear that's counted yet,
23 They're here wad take a poundless bride
24 Rise up, my lass, let's dance a fit.

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Title (in Source Edition): HAD MY DADDIE LEFT ME GEAR ENOUGH.
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The Poetical Works of Miss Susanna Blamire “The muse of Cumberland.” Now for the first time collected by Henry Lonsdale, M.D. with a preface, memoir, and notes by Patrick Maxwell, ... Edinburgh: John Menzies, 61 Princes Street; R. Tyas, London; D. Robertson, Glasgow; and C. Thurnam, Carlisle. MDCCCXLII., 1842, pp. 233-234. 

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