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Comin thro' the rye

Language: Scottish (Scots)

O, Jenny's a' weet, poor body,
Jenny's seldom dry:
She draigl't a' her petticoatie,
Comin thro' the rye!
Chorus:
  Comin thro' the rye, poor body,
  Comin thro' the rye,
  She draigl't a' her petticoatie,
  Comin thro' the rye!

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro' the rye,
Gin a body kiss a body,
Need a body cry?
  (chorus)

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro' the glen
Gin a body kiss a body,
Need the warl' ken?
  (chorus)

Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro' the grain;
Gin a body kiss a body,
The thing's a body's ain.
  (chorus)


Translation(s): ENG FRE RUS

List of language codes

Glossary

    weet – wet
    draigl't – draggled
    gin – if, should
    cry – call out [for help]
    warl – world
    ken – know
    ain – own

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Helen Hopekirk.

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "En venant à travers le seigle", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2019-03-08.
Last modified: 2019-03-08 15:58:12
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Word count: 102

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