Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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I.
THE CROODLINDOO. See Lord Donald, p. 244.
From Chambers's Scottish Ballads, p. 324. Other copies in The Scot's Musical Museum, (1853,) vol. iv. 364*, and Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 179.
" O whaur hae ye been a' the day,
My little wee croodlin doo ? " " O I've been at my grandmother's;
Mak my bed, mammie, noo."
" O what gat ye at your grandmother's, 5
My little wee croodlin doo ? " " I got a bonnie wee fishie;
Mak my bed, mammie, noo."
" O whaur did she catch the fishie, My bonnie wee croodlin doo ?"                    jo
" She catch'd it in the gutter-hole; Mak my bed, mammie, noo."
" And what did she do wi' the fish, My little wee croodlin doo ? "







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