The siller crown
"And ye shall walk in silk attire,
"And siller hae to spare,
"Gin ye'll consent to be his bride,
"Nor think o' Donald mair."
"Oh! wha wad buy a silken goun,
"Wi' a poor broken heart?
"Or what's to me a siller crown,
"Gin frae my love I part."
His gentle manners won my heart,
"He, gratefu', took the gift;
"Could I but think to seek it back,
"It would be war than theft.
"For langest life can ne'er repay
"The love he bears to me;
"And ere I'm forced to break my troth,
"I'll lay me down and die."
Siller = silver
Gin = if
War = worse
Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani
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