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I Wadna Hae a Baker

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I Wadna Hae a Baker

I Wadna Hae a Baker

     1.
     I wadna ha'e a baker, ava, 'va, 'va,
     I wadna ha'e a baker ava, 'va, 'va,
       For he sits and he cracks,
       And he burns a' his baps,
     And I wadna ha'e a baker ava, 'va, 'va.

     2.
     I wadna ha'e a wiever, ava, 'va, 'va,
     I wadna ha'e a wiever, ava, 'va, 'va,
       For he sits and he girns,
       And he raivels a' his pirns,
     And I wadna ha'e a wiever, ava, 'va, 'va.

     3.
     Aw wadna be a weaver be ony, O,
     Aw wadna be a weaver be ony, O,
     For he sits an' he girns, an' ca's the creeshie pirn,
     Aw wadna be a weaver be ony, O.
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     (1 - 2) Rymour Club Misc. II (1912-19), 27; (1) from
     Mintlaw, Buchan; (2) from Forfar, "possibly another
     verse." [Whence SC (1948), 149 (no. 268).]
     (3) Jas. Cockburn, Selkirk, in SNQ IV.3 (Aug. 1890), 54.
     A var. on the 3rd line: For he sits on his lume, an' he
     girns at the mune.

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