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I Had a Wee Cock

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I Had a Wee Cock

I Had a Wee Cock

1.
I had a wee cock, and I loved it well,
I fed my cock on yonder hill;
     My cock, lily-cock. lily-cock, coo;
     Every one loves their cock, why should not I love
        my cock too?

I had a wee hen, and I loved it well,
I fed my hen on yonder hill;
     My hen, chuckie, chuckie,
     My cock, lily-cock, lily-cock, coo;
     Every one loves their cock, why should not I love
        my cock too?

I had a wee duck, and I loved it well,
I fed my duck on yonder hill;
     My duck, wheetie, wheetie,
     My hen, chuckie, chuckie,
     My cock, lily-cock, lily-cock, coo;
     Every one loves their cock, why should not I love
        my cock too?

I had a wee sheep, and I loved it well,
I fed my sheep on yonder hill;
     My sheep, maie, maie,
     My duck, wheetie, wheetie,
     My hen, chuckie, chuckie,
     My cock, lily-cock, lily-cock, coo;
     Every one loves their cock, why should not I love
        my cock too?

I had a wee dog, and I loved it well,
I fed my dog on yonder hill;
     My dog, bouffie, bouffie,
     My sheep, maie, maie,
     My duck, wheetie, wheetie,
     My hen, chuckie, chuckie,
     My cock, lily-cock, lily-cock, coo;
     Every one loves their cock, why should not I love
        my cock too?

I had a wee cat, and I loved it well,
I fed my cat on yonder hill;
     My cat, cheetie, cheetie,
     My dog, bouffie, bouffie,
     My sheep, maie, maie,
     My duck, wheetie, wheetie,
     My hen, chuckie, chuckie,
     My cock, lily-cock, lily-cock, coo;
     Every one loves their cock, why should not I love
        my cock too?

I had a wee pig, and I loved it well,
I fed my pig on yonder hill;
     My pig, squeakie, squeakie,
     My cat, cheetie, cheetie,
     My dog, bouffie, bouffie,
     My sheep, maie, maie,
     My duck, wheetie, wheetie,
     My hen, chuckie, chuckie,
     My cock, lily-cock, lily-cock, coo;
     Every one loves their cock, why should not I love
        my cock too?

2.
I haed a henny, my henny pleased me,
I fed my henny ahin' the tree,
An' aye my henny cried jim-a-jick, jim-a-jick,
An' my cockie cried leely gowkoo;
Leese me on your bonny black mou',
John Gowrie's cock was never like you.

I haed a chucky, my chucky pleased me,
I fed my chucky ahin' the tree,
An' aye my chucky cried pee-ack, pee-ack,
An' my henny cried jim-a-jick, jim-a-jick,
An' my cockie cried leely gowkoo;
Leese me on your bonny black mou',
John Gowrie's cock was never like you.

I haed a deuky, my deuky pleased me,
I fed my deuky ahin' the tree,
An' aye my deuky cried quaak-quaak,
An' my chucky cried pee-ack, pee-ack,
An' my henny cried jim-a-jick, jim-a-jick,
An' my cockie cried leely gowkoo;
Leese me on your bonny black mou',
John Gowrie's cock was never like you.
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(1) Chambers PRS (1847), 190; (1870), 31-2, from
recitation in Lanarkshire.  Montgomerie SNR 25; cf.
Amer. versions.
(2) Paul Past & Present (1881), 149 (no. 11); Greig FSNE
clix.2 (New Deer parish); SC (1948), 40 (no. 31).

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