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The Deaf Woman's Courtship

TML # 002506
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The first stanza to be spoken in a loud voice, the second quite quietly. A version of st. 1 from Argyll, in Maclagan (1901), 254: Auld wife, auld wife, are you gaun a shearing?/ Speak a wee thing looder, I'm a wee dull o' hearing. [See Herd MSS, 1776]
"Auld wife, auld wife,
Will ye go a-shearing?"
"Speak a little louder, sir,
I'm unco dull o' hearing."

"Auld wife, auld wife
Wad ye tak a kiss?"
"Yes, indeed, I will, sir
It wadna be amiss."
"Auld wifie! auld wifie!
Ye maun gang a-shearin'."
"Speak a little looder, sir
I'm unco dull o' hearin'."

"Auld wifie! auld wifie!
I'm gaun to kiss ye!"
"That's a hantle looder, sir,
May a' the warld bless you!"
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