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211. Song—My Hoggie

 WHAT will I do gin my Hoggie die?
 My joy, my pride, my Hoggie!
My only beast, I had nae mae,
 And vow but I was vogie!
The lee-lang night we watch’d the fauld,
 Me and my faithfu’ doggie;
We heard nocht but the roaring linn,
 Amang the braes sae scroggie.
But the houlet cry’d frau the castle wa’, The blitter frae the boggie; The tod reply’d upon the hill, I trembled for my Hoggie.
When day did daw, and cocks did craw, The morning it was foggie; An unco tyke, lap o’er the dyke, And maist has kill’d my Hoggie!

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