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The Shepherd's Wife

The Shepherd's Wife

The Shepherd's wife cries o'er the knowe,
  Will ye come hame, wi1l ye come hame;
The Shepherd's wife cries o'er the knowe,
 Will ye come hame again een, jo?

What wi1l I get to my supper,
 Gin I come hame, gin I come hame?
What wi1l I get to my supper,
 Gin I come hame again een, jo?

Ye'se get a panfu o plumpin parridge,.
 And butter in them, and butter in them
Ye'se get a panfu o plumpin parridge,
 Gin ye'll come hame again een,jo.

Ha, ha how! that's naething that dow,
 I winna come hame, I canna come hame;
Ha, ha how! that's naething that dow,
 I winna come hame gin een, jo.
The Shepherd's wife &c.
What will I get &c.

A reekit fat hen, weel fryth'd i'the pan,
 Gin ye'll come hame, gin ye'll come hame,
A reekin fat hen weel fryth'd i'the pan,
 Gin ye'll come hame again een jo.

Ha, ha, how! &c.
The Shepherd's wife &c.
What wi1l I get &c.

A weel made bed and a pair o clean sheets,
 Gin ye'll come hame, gin ye'll come hame,
A weel made bed and a pair o clean sheets,
Gin ye'll come hame again een jo.
Ha, ha, how! &c.
The Shepherd's wife &c.
What will I get &c.

A luving wife in lily-white linens,
 Gin ye'll come hame, gin ye'll come hame,
A luving wife in lily-white linens,
 Gin ye'll come hame again een, jo.

Ha, ha, how! that's something that dow,
 I wi1l come hame, I will come hame;
Ha, ha, how! that's something that dow,
 I wi1l come hame again een, jo.

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