No: 33; variant: 33G
- KING KNAPPERTY he’s a hunting gane,
Oer hills and mountains high, high, high,
A gude pike-staff intill his hand,
And dulgets anew forbye,I, I, I,
And dulgets anew forbye.
- Then he met in wi an auld woman,
Was feeding her flocks near by, I, I, I:
‘I’m come a wooing to your daughter,
And a very gude bargain am I, I, I.’
- And she’s awa to her wee hole house,
Lookd in a wee chip hole,
And there she saw her filthy wee flag,
Was sitting athort the coal.
- ‘Get up, get up, ye filthy foul flag,
And make your foul face clean;
There are wooers coming to the town,
And your foul face mauna be seen.’
- Then up she raise, an awa she gaes,
And in at the back o the door,
And there a pig o water she saw,
‘Twas seven years auld an mair.
- Aye she rubbed, an aye she scrubbed,
To make her foul face clean,
And aye she bannd the auld wife, her mither,
For nae bringing clean water in.
- King Knapperty he came in at the door,
Stood even up in the floor;
Altho that she had neer seen him before,
She kent him to be her dear.
- He has taen her in his arms twa,
And kissd her, cheek and chin:
‘I neer was kissd afore in my life,
But this night got mony ane.’
- He has put his hand in his pocket,
And he’s taen out a ring:
Says, ‘Take ye that, my dearest dear,
It is made o the brazen pan.’
- She thankd him ance, she thankd him twice,
She thankd him oer again:
‘I neer got a ring before in my life,
But this night hae gotten ane.’
- These lovers bed it was well made,
And at their hearts’ desire;
These lovers bed it was well made,
At the side o the kitchen fire.
- The bolster that these lovers had
Was the mattock an the mell,
And the covring that these lovers had
Was the clouted cloak an pale.
- The draps that fell frae her twa een
Woud have gard a froth-mill gang,
An [the] clunkerts that hung at their heels
Woud hae muckd an acre o land.
- An ilka hair that was in their head
Was like a heather-cow,
And ilka tenant that it containd
Was like a linsteed-bow.