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IV. CONNUBIAL
189
There was a wife wonn'd in Cockpen,
Scroggam! She brew'd gude ale for gentlemen : Sing auld Cowl, lay you down by meó Scroggam, my dearie, ruffum !
The gudewife's dochter fell in a fever,
Scroggam! The priest o' the parish fell in anither: Sing auld Cowl, lay you down by meó Scroggam, my dearie, ruffum !
They laid the twa i' the bed thegither,
Scroggam! That the heat o' the tane might cool the tither: Sing auld Cowl, lay you down by meó Scroggam, my dearie, ruffum!
No. 212. John Anderson my jo, John.
Tune: John Anderson my jo, John Scots Musical Museum, 1790, No. 260.
John Anderson my jo, John,
When we were first acquent, Your locks were like the raven,
Your bonie brow was brent; But now your brow is beld, John,
Your locks are like the snaw, But blessings on your frosty pow,
John Anderson my jo I
John Anderson my jo, John,
We clamb the hill thegither; And mony a cantie day, John,
We've had wi' ane anither : Now we maun totter down, John,
And hand in hand we'll go, And sleep thegither at the foot,
John Anderson my jo!