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142                            KEMPT KATE.
" Whar are ye gaun, O Kempy Kaye, Whar are ye gaun sa sune ? "
" O I am gaun to court a wife,
And think na ye that's weel dune, dune, And think na ye that's weel dune ? "               w
" And ye be gaun to court a wife,
As ye do tell to me, 'Tis ye sail hae my Fusome Fug,
Your ae wife for to be, be,
Your ae wife for to be."                                       15
" Rise up, rise up my Fusome Fug, And mak your foul face clean,
For the brawest wooer that ere ye saw Is come develling doun the green, green, Is come develling doun the green."                   20
Up then raise the Fusome Fug,
To mak her foul face clean; And aye she curs'd her mither
She had na water in, in,
She had na water in.                                            25
She rampit out, and she rampit in,
She rampit but and ben; The tittles and tattles that hang frae her tail
Wad muck an acre o' land, land,
Wad muck an acre o' land.                                so
She had a neis upon her face Was like an auld pat-fit;







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