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PATIE AND PEGGY. English, Air (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Patie and Peggy: or, The Fair Foundling (1730) was a Scotch ballad opera by Theophilus Cibber staged at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. "Patie and Peggy" is also the name of a dialogue song by poet and playwright Allan Ramsay (1686-1758), first printed in a single sheet and later reprinted into his first collection of poems (1721) and then introduced into the second act of his masterwork The Gentle Shepherd (1725).

'Patie and Peggy', a youth comforts a weeping girl who sits by a pail; plate 9 of Alan Ramsay's 'Gentle Shepherd' as reworked for the 1808 Leith edition. 1788Etching and aquatint.

BY the delicious warmness of thy mouth
And rowing eye, which smiling tells the truth,
I guess, my lassie, that, as well as I,
You ’re made for love, and why should ye deny?

But ken ye, lad, gin we confess o’er soon,
Ye think us cheap, and syne the wooing ’s done:
The maiden that o’er quickly tines her power,
Like unripe fruit will taste but hard and sour.

But when they hing o’er lang upon the tree,
Their sweetness they may tine, and sae may ye;
Red-cheeked you completely ripe appear,
And I have tholed and wooed a lang half-year.

Then dinna pu’ me; gently thus I fa’
Into my Patie’s arms for good and a’.
But stint your wishes to this kind embrace,
And mint nae farther till we ’ve got the grace.

O charming armfu’! Hence, ye cares away.
I ’ll kiss my treasure a’ the livelang day:
A’ night I ’ll dream my kisses o’er again,
Till that day come that ye ’ll be a’ my ain.

Sun, gallop down the westling skies,
Gang soon to bed, and quickly rise;
O lash your steeds, post time away,
And haste about our bridal day;
And if ye ’re wearied, honest light,
Sleep, gin ye like, a week that night.

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Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 6), 1760; p. 6. William Thomson (Orpheus Caledonius, vol. II), 1733; No. 34, p. 137.

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