Robert Burns wrote and collected bawdy/dirty/cheeky songs throughout his life. He preserved the songs in a notebook which was kept in a locked drawer. After his death, those who would protect his name made sure it didn't come to light, and so it seemed to disappear.
But in life, he frequently passed copies of the manuscript copies around his male friends. An unauthorised book called The Merry Muses of Caledonia was published in Edinburgh around 1800, but only one or two copies remain. James Barke and Sydney Goodsir Smith finally produced a definitive version the 1960's (1965), but the collection today (turn of the century) is again out of print and very difficult to find. Strangely enough, most universities seem to have a copy or two in their libraries...
THESE POEMS ARE OF AN ADULT NATURE.
THEY ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR THOSE EASILY OFFENDED.
TO CLOSE THIS WINDOW WITHOUT PROCEEDING,
Nae Hair On'tYestereen I wed a lady fair,