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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
545. Song—Mally’s meek, Mally’s sweet
 
 
Chorus—Mally’s meek, Mally’s sweet,
  Mally’s modest and discreet;
Mally’s rare, Mally’s fair,
  Mally’s every way complete.
 
AS I was walking up the street,        5
  A barefit maid I chanc’d to meet;
But O the road was very hard
  For that fair maiden’s tender feet.
              Mally’s meek, &c.
 
It were mair meet that those fine feet        10
  Were weel laced up in silken shoon;
An’ ’twere more fit that she should sit
  Within yon chariot gilt aboon,
              Mally’s meek, &c.
 
Her yellow hair, beyond compare,        15
  Comes trinklin down her swan-like neck,
And her two eyes, like stars in skies,
  Would keep a sinking ship frae wreck,
              Mally’s meek, &c.
 

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