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The Wife Wrapt in Wether’s Skin

No: 277; variant: 277E

  1. THERE lives a landart laird in Fife, And he has married a dandily wife.
  2. She wadna shape, nor yet wad she sew, But sit wi her cummers and fill hersell fu.
  3. She wadna spin, nor yet wad she card, But she wad sit and crack wit the laird.
  4. He is down to his sheep-fald And cleekit a weather by the back-spald.
  5. He’s whirpled aff the gude weather’s-skin And wrappit the dandily lady therein.
  6. ‘I darena pay you, for your gentle kin, But weel I may skelp my weather’s-skin.’