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Cowe the Nettle Early.
Wandering through the woods in spring,
Thus a weel kent voice did sing,
“Wither’d age nae joys can bring,
I’ll cowe the nettle early.”
“Wha for walth wad ane that’s auld
“When in love we’re mim an’ meek,
Thus my lassie to hersel’'
I’ve been warm’d with ruddy wine—
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