Ca’ the Ewes

Ca’ the Ewes

Ca’ the ewes to the knows
Ca’ them where the heather grows
Ca’ the up and upper mair
My bonnie Dearie

Ye’s get a maid baith stout and stark
To milk ye’re kye and work your wark
And I will kiss you i’ the dark
My bonnie Dearie

Ca’ the ewes to the knows
Ca’ them where the heather grows
Ca’ the up and upper mair
My bonnie Dearie

Dear kind Sir ye’re sair to blame
Ye mak me think a Deal o’ shame
Your flattering words I do disdain
I donnae like to hear ye.

Ca’ the ewes to the knows
Ca’ them where the heather grows
Ca’ the up and upper mair
My bonnie Dearie

From Thomas Mansfield MSS.  Died 1866 but much of the collection from Miss St Clair ~ 1780.

Earlier version of that re-written by Burns