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No. 358. The auld mans mare's dead.
Tune : The auld man's mare's dead. Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 485.
Chorus. The auld maris mare's dead, The poor maris mare's dead, The auld maris mare \s dead, A mile aboon Dundee,
She was cut-luggit, painch-lippit, Steel-waimit, stancher-fitted, Chanler-chaftit, langrneckit, Yet the brute did die.
Her lunzie-bane were knaggs and neuks; She had the cleeks, the cauld, the crooks, The jawpish and the wanton yeuks, And the howks aboon her e'e.
My master ca't me to the town, He ty'd me to a staincher round, He took a chappin to himsel, But fient a drap gae me.
Chorus. The auld maris mare's dead, The poor maris mare ys dead, The peats and tours and a' to lead And yet the jad did die.