As I Came in by Fisherrow

Melody - "Jennie Dang the Weaver"

As I came in by Fisherrow,
Musselburgh was near me
I threw off my mussel pock
And courted with my deary.

2. Up stairs, doon stairs,
Timmer stairs fears me
I thought it lang to lie ma lane
When I'm sae near my deary.

3. Oh had her apron bidden doon,
The kirk wad ne'er hae kent it
But since the word's gane through the toon,
My dear I canna mend it.

4. But ye maun mount the cutty stool
And I maun mount the pillar
And that's the way the poor folks dae,
Because they hae nae siller.

From Folk Songs and Ballads of Scotland

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