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134         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
46 THE NEW DRESS
For the complete song "Nae Bonnie Laddie Wad Tak* Her Awa*," of which this is a fragment- see Ford (Second Series, 1901), 206-207. See ako JFSS, V, 221--223; and for a related version see Greenleaf and Mansfield, pp. 127-128.
The present version was obtained from Miss June Slyfield, Ypsilanti, a student in Michigan State Normal College, in 1916; she had heard the song sung by a Scotch relative.
She had a new dress; it was just at the mak'n'.
It wanted the fare breadth, and it wanted the back'n'.
It wanted the sleeves and the hnin' and a',
And nae bonnie laddie would tak' her awa\
Tak' her awa', tak' her awa',
And nae bonnie laddie would tak' her awa'.
She had three dresses all but twa,
And nae bonnie laddie would tak' her awa'.







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