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222 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
6. "The deil be in that!" quo' surly John; 'Til do as I've done before." Wi' that the gudewife took up a stout rung, And John made off to the door. "Stop, stop, gudewife! I'll haud my tongue; I ken I'm sair to blame, But henceforth I maun mind the pleugh And ye maun bide at hame."
The following chorus is to be repeated after each stanza. Its last two lines are taken from the stanza preceding.
Singing fal de ral lal, de ral lal, Fal lal lal lal lal la, "John Grumlie, bide at hame, John, And I'll gae haud the pleugh."

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