MS: 'Wilt thou be my Dearie'

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MS: 'Wilt thou be my Dearie'

Wilt thou be my Dearie
Tune, Sutor's dochter. ----

Wilt thou be my Dearie;
When sorrow wrings thy gentle heart,
Wilt thou let me chear thee:
By the treasure o' my soul!
That's the love I bear thee;
I swear & vow, that only thou
Shalt ever be my Dearie --
Only thou; I swear & vow,
Shalt ever be my Dearie. ----

Lassie, say thou lo'es me;
Or if thou wilt na be my ain,
Say na thou'lt refuse me:
If it winna, canna be,
Thou for thine may chuse me;
Let me, Lassie, quickly die,
Trusting that thou lo'es me --
Lassie, let me quickly die,
Trusting that thou lo'es me. --
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