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1 THE drum has beat the General,
2 Now Sandy maun awa,
3 But first he gaes the lasses roun
4 To bid God bless them a'!
5 Down smirking Sally's dimpl'd cheek
6 The tear begins to fa:
7 "O! Sandy, I am wae to think
8 That ye maun leave us a'."
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9 Poor Maggy sighs, and sings the sang
10 He lik'd the best of a',
11 And hopes by that to ease her heart
12 When Sandy's far awa.
13 Alak! poor silly maiden,
14 Your skill in love's but sma;
15 We shouldna think o' auld langsyne
16 When sweethearts are awa.
17 In blithsome Nancy's open heart
18 His looks hae made a flaw;
19 An' yet she vows the men a' loons,
20 And Sandy warst of a'.
21 Now Jenny she affects to scorn,
22 And sneers at their ill-fa;
23 She reckons a' the warld thinks
24 She likes him best of a'.
25 At gentle Kitty's weel-kenn'd door
26 He ca'd the last of a';
27 Because his heart bade him say mair
28 To her than to them a':
29 My gentle Kate, gin ye'll prove true,
30 I'll slight the lasses a'
31 On thee alane I'll swear to think
32 When I am far awa.
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33 Now Sandy's ta'en his bonnet off,
34 An' waves fareweel to a';
35 And cries, "Await till I come back,
36 An' I will kiss ye a'."


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Title (in Source Edition): NOW SANDY MAUN AWA.
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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. 247-249.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [42.256].)

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