Excerpt from The Scottish Songs, Vol. 2 of 2
How happy is the shepherd's life, Far frae courts and free of strife 1. While the gimmers bleat and bae, And the lambkins answer mae; No such music to his ear! Of thief or fox he has no fear Sturdy kent, and collie true, Weil defen... d the tarry woo.
He lives content, and envies none Not even a monarch on his throne, Though he the royal sceptre sways, Has such pleasant holidays.
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