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No. 206. There's news, lasses, news.
Tune : There's news, lasses Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No, 589.
There's news, lasses, news,
Gude news I've to tell! There's a boatfu' o' lads
Come to our town to sell!
Chorus. The wean wants a cradle,
And the cradle wants a cod, An1 Til no gang to my bed Until I get a nod.
1 Father,' quo' she, 'Mither,' quo' she,
1 Do what you can : I'll no gang to my bed
Till I get a man 1»
I hae as gude a craft rig                    *"
As made o' yird and stane; And waly fa' the ley-crap,
For I maun till'd again.