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The Wee Wee Man

No: 38; variant: 38E

  1. AS I was walking mine alone, Betwext the water and the wa, There I spied a wee wee man, He was the least ane that eer I saw.
  2. His leg was scarse a shaftmont lang, Both thick and nimble was his knee; Between his eyes there was a span, Betwixt his shoulders were ells three.
  3. This wee wee man pulled up a stone, He flang’t as far as I could see; Tho I had been like Wallace strong, I wadna gotn’t up to my knee.
  4. I said, Wee man, oh, but you’re strong! Where is your dwelling, or where may’t be? ‘My dwelling’s at yon bonnie green; Fair lady, will ye go and see?’
  5. On we lap, and awa we rade, Until we came to yonder green; We lichtit down to rest our steed, And there cam out a lady soon.
  6. Four and twenty at her back, And every one of them was clad in green; Altho he had been the King of Scotland, The warst o them a’ micht hae been his queen.
  7. There were pipers playing in every neuk, And ladies dancing, jimp and sma, And aye the owre-turn o their tune Was ‘Our wee wee man has been lang awa.’