O if I had such a Lassie as this

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O IF I HAD SUCH A LASSIE AS THIS. Scottish, Air (). The melody appears in the [James] Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768). The lyric begins:

If ever I should marry, it would be with the lass
Whose breath is as sweet as the dew upon the grass,
Teeth as white as ivory, eyes as bright,
Bright as the stars on a fair frosty night.

Chorus:
Oh! could I find such a lassie as this!
Oh! could I find such a lassie as this!
I would boldly step up to her,
I would flatter, I would woo her,
I would take her by the hand and salute her with a kiss.

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