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No. 223. The cooper o' Ctiddie came here aw a.
Tune: Bab at the bowster Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 431.
Chorus. We'll hide the cooper behint the door, Behint the door, behint the door, Will hide the cooper behint the door, And cover him under a mawn, O.
The cooper o' Cuddie came here awa, He ca'd the girrs out owre us a', An' our gudewife has gotten a ca', That's anger'd the silly gudeman, O.
He sought them out, he sought them in, Wi', ' Deil hae her!' and, ' Deil hae him !' But the body he was sae doited and blin1, He wistna where he was gaun, O.
They cooper'd at e'en, they cooper'd at morn, ' Till our gudeman has gotten the scorn ; On ilka brow she's planted a horn, And swears that there they sail stan', O!