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My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me

Scottish Song By Allan Ramsay

My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me is a Scottish song written by Allan Ramsay (1986-1758) published in The Tea-Table Miscellany, 1724.

Also known as Katies Answer, being the second part of a poem called The Young Laird And Edinburgh Katie, sung to the tune called A Health To Betty.

In 1846 Ramsay was depicted as one of sixteen Scottish poets and writers on the lower section of the Scott Monument on Princes Street in Edinburgh and in 1865 Ramsay's statue was erected at the corner of Princes Street Gardens and the Mound in the centre of Edinburgh.

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My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me

My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me By Allan Ramsay

My mither's aye glow'rin' owre me,
Though she did the same before me;
I can - na get leave
To look at my love,
Or else she'd be like to de - vour me.

Right fain wad I tak' your of - fer,
Sweet sir, but I'll tine my toch - er;
Then San - dy you'll fret,
And wyte your poor Kate,
When - e'er you look in your toom cof - fer.


For though my father has plenty
Of silver and plenishing dainty,
Yet he's unco sweir
To twine wi' his gear
And sae we had need to be tenty.


Tutor my parents wi] caution;
Be wylie in ilka motion;
Brag weel o' your land,
And there's my leal hand,
Win them, I'll be at your devotion.


Allan Ramsay
Allan Ramsay
"Portrait Of Allan Ramsay (1686-1758), Scottish Poet" William Aikman (1682-1731), Oil On Canvas, c. 1722

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