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No. 216. The bairns gat out wi an unco shout.
Tune : The deuks dang o'er my daddie Scots Mus. Museum, 1792, No. 396.
The bairns gat out wi' an unco shout:—
' The deuks dang o'er my daddie, O !' 'The fien-ma-care,' quo' the feirie auld wife,
1 He was but a paidlin body, O ! He paidles out, and he paidles in,
An' he paidles late and early, O ! This seven lang years I hae lien by his side,
An' he is but a fusionless carlie, O !'
10, haud your tongue, my feirie auld wife,
O, haud your tongue, now Nansie, O ! I've seen the day, and sae hae ye,
Ye wadna been sae donsie, O ! I've seen the day ye butter'd my brose,
And cuddl'd me late and early, O ; But downa-do's come o'er me now,
And, och, I find it sairly, O !'