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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
543. Song—News, lassies, news
 
 
THERE’S news, lassies, news,
  Gude news I’ve to tell!
There’s a boatfu’ o’ lads
  Come to our town to sell.
 
Chorus.—The wean wants a cradle,        5
  And the cradle wants a cod:
I’ll no gang to my bed,
  Until I get a nod.
 
Father, quo’ she, Mither, quo she,
  Do what you can,        10
I’ll no gang to my bed,
  Until I get a man.
                  The wean, &c.
 
I hae as gude a craft rig
  As made o’yird and stane;        15
And waly fa’ the ley-crap,
  For I maun till’d again.
                  The wean, &c.
 

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