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Thread #81615   Message #3611653
Posted By: GUEST,Anne Neilson
21-Mar-14 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Coming Through The Rye
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comin' through the rye -- Lyr. add
Burns' editions will provide the following set of words:-

Cho. O, Jenny's a' weet, poor body,
       Jenny's seldom dry;
       She's draigl't a' her petticoatie,
       Comin' thro' the rye!

1) Comin' thro' the rye, poor body,
      Comin' thro' the rye,
      She draigl't a' her petticoat,
      Comin' thro' the rye!

2) Gin a body meet a body
    Comin' thro' the rye;
    Gin a body kiss a body
    Need a body cry?

3) Gin a body meet a body
    Comin' thro' the glen;
    Gin a body kiss a body
    Need the warld ken?

But when I was at primary school in the 50's, we didn't have the petticoat chorus -- will come back with the alternate chorus, if I can remember it!