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Lord Rendal

No: 12; variant: 12J

  1. ‘O WHARE hae ye been a’ day, my bonnie wee croodlin dow? O whare hae ye been a’ day, my bonnie wee croodlin dow?’ ‘I’ve been at my step-mother’s; oh mak my bed, mammie, now! I’ve been at my step-mother’s; oh mak my bed, mammie, now!’
  2. ‘O what did ye get at your step-mother’s, my bonnie wee croodlin dow?’ [Twice.] ‘I gat a wee wee fishie; oh mak my bed, mammie, now!’ [Twice.]
  3. ‘O whare gat she the wee fishie, my bonnie wee croodlin dow?’ ‘In a dub before the door; oh mak my bed, mammie, now!’
  4. ‘What did ye wi the wee fishie, my bonnie wee croodlin dow?’ ‘I boild it in a wee pannie; oh mak my bed, mammy, now!’
  5. ‘Wha gied ye the banes o the fishie till, my bonnie wee croodlin dow?’ ‘I gied them till a wee doggie; oh mak my bed, mammie, now!’
  6. ‘O whare is the little wee doggie, my bonnie wee croodlin dow? O whare is the little wee doggie, my bonnie wee croodlin doo?’ ‘It shot out its fit and died, and sae maun I do too; Oh mak my bed, mammy, now, now, oh mak my bed, mammy, now!’