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1 I'M Tibby Fowler o' the glen,
2 And nae great sight to see, sirs;
3 But 'cause I'm rich, these plaguy men
4 Will never let me be, sirs.
5 There's bonny Maggy o' the brae
6 As gude as lass can be, sirs;
7 But 'cause I'm rich these plaguy men
8 Hae a' run wud for me, sirs.
9 There's Nabob Jock comes strutting ben,
10 He thinks the day's his sin, sirs;
11 But were he a' hung round wi' goud,
12 He'd find himsel mista'en, sirs.
13 There's Wat aye tries to glowr and sigh
14 That I may guess the cause, sirs;
15 But Jenny-like I hate to spell
16 Dumb Roger's hums and ha's, sirs.
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17 There's grinning Pate laughs a' day through,
18 The blithest lad ye'll see, sirs;
19 But troth he laughs sae out o' place,
20 He'd laugh gin I did die, sirs.
21 There's Sandy, he's sae fou o' lear,
22 To talk wi' him is vain, sirs;
23 For gin we a' should say 'twas fair,
24 He'd prove that it did rain, sirs.
25 Then Jamie frets for good and ill,
26 'Bout sma' things makes a phrase, sirs;
27 And fears and frets, and things o' nought
28 Ding o'er his joyfu' days, sirs.
29 The priests and lawyers ding me dead,
30 But gude kens wha's the best, sirs;
31 And then comes in the soldier brave,
32 And drums out a' the rest, sirs.
33 The country squire and city beau,
34 I've had them on their knee, sirs;
35 But weel I ken to goud they bow,
36 And no to downright me, sirs.
37 Should like o' them come ilka day,
38 They may wear out the knee, sirs;
39 And grow to the ground as fast as a stane,
40 But they shall ne'er get me, sirs.


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Title (in Source Edition): I'M TIBBY FOWLER O' THE GLEN.
Genres: song

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Blamire, Susanna, 1747-1794. 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. 230-231.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [42.256].)

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