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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
Walking Down the Highland Town
(A New Scotch Song from Pills to Purge Melancholy, c. 1707)

WALKING down the Highland Town,
  There I saw Lasses many;
But upon the Bank in the highest Rank,
  Was one more gay than any:
I Look’d about for one kind Face,        5
  And I saw Billy Scrogy;
I asked of him what was her Name,
  They call’d her Catherine Logy.
I travelled East, and I travelled West,
  And I travelled through Strabogy;        10
But the fairest Lass that e’er I see,
  Was pretty Catherine Logy.
I Travelled East, and I Travelled West,
  And Travel’d through Strabogy;
But I’d watch a long Winter’s Night,        15
  To see fair Catherine Logy.
I’ve a Love in Lamermoor,
  A dainty Love in Leith, Sir;
And another Love in Edinborough,
  And twa Loves in Dalkeith, Sir.        20
Ride I East, or Ride I West,
  My Love She’s still before me,
But gin my Wife shou’d ken aw this,
  I should be very sorry.

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