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No. 213. Willie Was tie dwalt on Tweed,
Tune : Sic a wife as Willie had Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 376.
Willie Wastle dwalt on Tweed,
The spot they ca'd it Linkumdoddie; Willie was a wabster gude
Could stoun a clue wi' ony bodie: He had a wife was dour and din,
O, Tinkler Maidgie was her mither; Sic a wife as Willie had,
I wadna gie a button for her.
She has an e'e—she has but ane,—
The cat has twa the very colour, Five rusty teeth, forbye a stump,
A clapper tongue wad deave a miller; A whiskin beard about her mou',
Her nose and chin they threaten ither: Sic a wife as Willie had,
J wadna gie a button for her.