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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
22-Mar-14 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Coming Through The Rye
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Burns 'Coming Thro The Rye' (Non-vulgar)
A somewhat different ending in the volume of "The Poetical Works of Robert Burns" that I have. Might as well post it.

COMING THROUGH THE RYE

Coming through the rye, poor body.
Coming through the rye,
She draiglet a' her petticoatie,
Coming through the rye.
Jenny's a' wat, poor body,
Jenny's seldom dry;
She draiglet a' her petticoatie,
Coming through the rye.

Gin a body meet a body-
Coming through the rye;
Gin a body kiss a body-
Need a body cry?

Gin a body meet a body
Coming through the glen,
Gin a body kiss a body-
Need the world ken?
Jenny's a' wat, poor body;
Jenny's seldom dry;
She draiglet a' her petticoatie,
Coming through the rye.

A. L. Burt Company, NYC. With biographical memoir by Alexander Smith.