Act Sederunt of the Session—-A Scots Ballad ——–

IN Edinburgh town they ‘ve made a law,
In Edinburgh at the Court o’ Session,
That standing pricks are fauteors a’
And guilty of a high transgression.----

Chorus
Act Sederunt o’ the Session,
Decree o’ the Court o’ Session,
That standing pricks are fauteors a’,
And guilty of a high transgression.

2
And they ‘ve provided dungeons deep,
Ilk lass has ane in her possession:
Until the wretches wail and weep,
They there shall lie for their transgression.---

Chorus
Act Sederunt o’ the Session,
Decreet o’ the Court o’ Session,
The rogues in pouring tears shall weep,
By act Sederunt o’ the Session.--------