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J. C. Squire, ed.  A Book of Women’s Verse.  1921.
The Ewe-Buchtin’s Bonnie
By Lady Grisel Baillie (1665–1746)
THE EWE-BUCHTIN’S bonnie, baith e’enin’ and morn,
When owr blithe shepherds play on the bog-reed and horn;
While we’re milking, they’re lilting, baith pleasant and clear;
But my heart ’s fit to break when I think on my dear.
O the shepherds take pleasure to blow on the horn,        5
To raise up their flocks o’ sheep soon in the morn;
On the bonnie green banks they feed pleasand and free,
But alas, my dear heart, all my sighing ’s for thee!

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