Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics:
Donald Cooper, carle, quo' she,
Can ye gird my coggie?
Couthie carline, that I can,
As weel's ony bodie.
There ane about the mou' o't,
And ane about the body o't,
And ane about the leggen o't,
And that's a girdit coggie!
Chambers PRS (1847), 179; (1870), 17. Ford CR 21;
Montgomerie SNR (1946), 119 (no. 150).
Leggen here = "the projection of the staves beyond the
bottom of a barrel, usually bearing the lowest of its hoops,
the hoop itself" (SND).