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72 DICK O' THE COW.
" Sit thy ways down a little while, Dickie,
And a piece o' thy ain cow's hough I'll gi* thee."
But Dickie's heart it grew sae great, ss
That ne'er a bit o't he dought to eat;
Then Dickie was ware o' an auld peat-house, ' "Where a' the night he thought for to sleep.
Then Dickie was ware o' an auld peat-house, Where a' the night he thought for to ly ; so
And a' the prayers the poor fool prayM,
" I wish I had amense for my ain three ky !"
Then it was the use of Pudding-burn, And the house of Mangerton, all haill,
These that cam na at the first ca', m
They got nae mair meat t' the neist meal.
The lads, that hungry and weary were, Aboon the door-head they hang the key;
Dickie he took good notice to that,
Says—" There's a bootie yonder for me." 100
Then Dickie into the stable is gane,
Where there stood thirty horses and three;
He has tied them a' wi' St. Mary's knot, A' these horses but barely three.
94. The Laird of Mangerton was chief of the clan Armstrong—S. 103. Hamstringmg a horse is termed, in the Border dialect,