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The Dusty Miller
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation


1.
Hey the dusty miller
And his dusty coat!
He will spend a shilling
Or he win a groat.
Dusty was the coat,
Dusty was the colour,
Dusty was the kiss
That I gat frae the miller!

(Note:- A shilling was worth twelve
pence, a groat was worth four pence.)

2.
Hey the dusty miller
And his dusty sack!
Leeze me on the calling
Fills the dusty peck!
Fills the dusty peck,
Brings the dusty siller!
I wad gie my coatie
For the dusty miller!

 



Hey the dusty miller
And his dusty coat!
He will spend a shilling
Ere he win a groat.
Dusty was the coat,
Dusty was the colour,
Dusty was the kiss
That I got from the miller!





Hey the dusty miller
And his dusty sack!
Dear is to me on the calling
Fills the dusty peck!
Fills the dusty peck,
Brings the dusty money!
I would give my coat
For the dusty miller!

 

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