I Rede You Beware of the Ripples

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Melody - "Beware of the Ripples", c 1759
Melody 2 - "The Rippells", 1736
Melody 3 - "Tak Tent to the Rippells", Gudeman
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from the Merry Muses of Caledonia, 1799

|: I rede you beware o' the ripples, young man, :|
Tho' the saddle be saft, ye needna ride aft,
For fear that the girdin' beguile ye, young man.

2. |: I rede you beware o' the ripples, young man, :|
Tho' music be pleasure, tak' music in measure;
Or ye may want win' i' your whistle, young man.

3. |: I rede you beware o' the ripples, young man, :|
Whate'er ye bestow, do less than ye dow,
The mair will be thought o' your kindness young man.

4. |: I rede you beware o' the ripples, young man, :|
Gif you wad be strang, and wish to live lang,
Dance less wi' your ae to the kipples, young man.


The Scots Musical Museum, #212, has the tune as "Beware of the Ripples".

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