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WE'RE A' NODDIN-.
WE'RE A' NODDIN'.
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The song of " Nid, nid, noddin'" is old, and there are many versions. The melody has not been altered so much as the words. Baroness Nairne wrote a version which is good, but is not so well-known as the anonymous one we give. There is a familiar set of words, which is too absolute doggerel for repetition. The singers at our " old folks con. certs " put themselves to sleep over this piece; being evidently under the impression that " nid, nid, noddin'n means, growing drowsy. Whereas, " noddin'" means joyous, and the sentiment is most lively; everybody is noddin' because " Jamie he's cam' hame."
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