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375. Song—The Deuks dang o'er my Daddie

 THE BAIRNS gat out wi’ an unco shout,
 The deuks dang o’er my daddie, O!
The fien-ma-care, quo’ the feirrie auld wife,
 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.
O haud your tongue, my feirrie auld wife, O haud your tongue, now Nansie, O: I’ve seen the day, and sae hae ye, Ye wad na ben 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 oh, I find it sairly, O!

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