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Meg O' The Mill
TUNE: O ken ye what Meg, etc.
(O know you what Meg, etc.)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Meg O' The Mill
TUNE: O ken ye what Meg, etc.
(O know you what Meg, etc.)
1.
O, ken ye what Meg o' the Mill has gotten?
An', ken ye what Meg o' the Mill has gotten?
A braw new naig wi' the tail o' a rottan,
And that's what Meg o' the Mill has gotten!
2.
O, ken ye what Meg o' the Mill lo'es dearly?
An', ken ye what Meg o' the Mill lo'es dearly?
A dram o' guid strunt in the morning early,
And that's what Meg o' the Mill lo'es dearly!
3.
O, ken ye how Meg o' the Mill was married?
An', ken ye how Meg o' the Mill was married?
The priest he was oxter'd, the clark he was carried,
And that's how Meg o' the Mill was married!
(Note:- Your 'oxter' is your arm-pits, to be oxtered
would be to be supported under the arm-pits.)
4.
O, ken ye how Meg o' the Mill was bedded?
An' ken ye how Meg o' the Mill was bedded?
The groom gat sae fu' he fell awald beside it,
And that's how Meg o' the Mill was bedded!

Meg Of The Mill


O, know you what Meg of the Mill has got?
And, know you what Meg of the Mill has got?
A fine new horse with the tail of a rat,
And that is what Meg of the Mill has got!

O, know you what Meg of the Mill loves dearly?
And, know you what Meg of the Mill loves dearly?
A dram of good liquor in the morning early,
And that is what Meg of the Mill loves dearly!

O, know you how Meg of the Mill was married?
And, know you how Meg of the Mill was married?
The priest he was oxter'd, the clark he was carried,
And that is how Meg of the Mill was married!

O, know you how Meg of the Mill was bedded?
And, know you how Meg of the Mill was bedded?
The groom got so drunk he fell backwards beside it,
And that is how Meg of the Mill was bedded!

 

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