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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
368. Song—Scroggam, my dearie
 
 
THERE was a wife wonn’d in Cockpen,
      Scroggam;
She brew’d gude ale for gentlemen;
  Sing auld Cowl lay ye down by me,
    Scroggam, my dearie, ruffum.        5
 
The gudewife’s dochter fell in a fever,
      Scroggam;
The priest o’ the parish he fell in anither;
  Sing auld Cowl lay ye down by me,
    Scroggam, my dearie, ruffum.        10
 
They laid the twa i’ the bed thegither,
      Scroggam;
That the heat o’ the tane might cool the tither;
  Sing auld Cowl, lay ye down by me,
    Scroggam, my dearie, ruffum.        15
 

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