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No. 273. Wha will buy my troggin?
(The Trogger.) Tune : Buy broom besoms Northumbrian Minstrelsy, p. 118.
Wha will buy my troggin, fine election ware, Broken trade o' Broughton, a' in high repair?
Chorus. Buy braw troggin frae the banks o' Dee; Wha wants troggin let him come to me.
There's a noble Earl's fame and high renown,
For an auld sang—it's thought the gudes were stown—
Here's the worth o' Broughton in a needle's e'e. Here's a reputation tint by Balmaghie.
Here's its stuff and lining, Cardoness's head— Fine for a soger, a' the wale o' lead.
Here's a little wadset,—Buittles scrap o' truth, Pawn'd in a gin-shop, quenching holy drouth.
Here's an honest conscience might a prince adorn, Frae the downs o' Tinwald - so was never worn 1
Here's armorial bearings frae the manse o' Urr: The crest, a sour crab-apple rotten at the core.
Here is Satan's picture, like a blizzard gled Pouncing poor Redcastle, sprawlin like a taed.
Here's the font where Douglas stane and mortar names, Lately used at Caily christening Murray's crimes.
Here's the worth and wisdom Collieston can boast; By a thievish midge they had been nearly lost.
Here is Murray's fragments o' the ten commands, Gifted by black Jock to get them aff his hands.
Saw ye e'er sic troggin ? if to buy ye're slack, Hornie 's turnin chapman—he'll buy a' the pack 1

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