Lassie Gathering Nuts

Melody -

There was a lass, and a bonnie lass,
A-gathering nuts did gang;
She pu'd them heigh, she pu'd them laigh,
She pu'd them whaur they hang, hang,
She pu'd them whaur they hang.

Till tired at length, she laid them doon,
An' sleept the wood amang;
When by there cam' three lusty lads,
Three lusty lads and strang, strang.
Three lusty lads and strang.
  The first did kiss her rosy lips,
He thought it was nae wrang;
The second lous'd her bodice fair,
Faced up wi' London whang, whang.
Faced up wi' London whang.

An' what the third did to the lass,
I's no' pit in this sang;
But the lass wauken'd in a fright,
An' says, I hae sleept lang, lang.
An' says, I hae sleept lang.

Possibly a rewrite of a French students' and children's traditional song "Fillarette," before 1750.

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