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No. 224. Guide en to you, kimmer.
Tune : We're a' noddin Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No. 523.
' Guide'en to you, kimmer,
And how do you do?' ' Hiccup,' quo' kimmer,
'The better that I'm fouV
ChorusWe're a* noddin, nid, nid, noddin,
We're a' noddin at our house at hamel
[Kate sits I1 the neuk,
Suppin hen broo ; Deil tak Kate,
An she be na noddin too !]
' How's a' wi' you, kimmer,
And how do ye fare?' 'A pint o' the best o't,
And twa pints mair.'
' How's a1 wi' you, kimmer,
And how do ye thrive? How mony bairns hae ye ?'
Quo' kimmer, ' I hae five.'
'Are they a' Johnie's?'
' Eh ! atweel, na : Twa o1 them were gotten
When Johnny was awa ! *
[Cats like milk,
And dogs like broo; Lads like lasses weel,
And lasses lads too.]