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    Coming Through the Rye

    by Robert Burns
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    Tune--"_Coming through the rye._"

    [The poet in this song removed some of the coarse chaff, from the old
    chant, and fitted it for the Museum, when it was first printed.]

    I.

    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.

    II.

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

    III.

    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.
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