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Lord Rendal

No: 12; variant: 12K

  1. ‘O WHAUR hae ye been a’ the day, my little wee croodlin doo?’ ‘O I’ve been at my grandmother’s; mak my bed, mammie, now!’
  2. ‘O what gat ye at your grandmother’s, my little wee croodlin doo?’ ‘I got a bonnie wee fishie; mak my bed, mammie, now!’
  3. ‘O whaur did she catch the fishie, my bonnie wee croodlin doo?’ ‘She catchd it in the gutter hole; mak my bed, mammie, now!’
  4. ‘And what did she do wi the fish, my little wee croodlin doo?’ ‘She boiled it in a brass pan; O mak my bed, mammie, now!’
  5. ‘And what did ye do wi the banes o’t, my bonnie wee croodlin doo?’ ‘I gied them to my little dog; mak my bed, mammie, now!’
  6. ‘And what did your little doggie do, my bonnie wee croodlin doo?’ ‘He stretched out his head, his feet, and deed; and so will I, mammie, now!’