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Scroggam
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation


1.
There was a wife wonn'd in Cockpen,
Scroggam!
She brew'd guid ale for gentlemen:
Sing Auld Cowl, lay you down by me -
Scoggam, my dearie, ruffum!
2.
The guidwife's dochter fell in a fever,
Scroggam!
The priest o' the parish fell in anither:
Sing Auld Cowl, lay you down by me -
Scoggam, my dearie, ruffum!
3.
They laid the twa i' the bed thegither,
Scroggam!
That the heat o' the tane might cool the tither;
Sing Auld Cowl, lay you down by me -
Scoggam, my dearie, ruffum!



There was a wife dwelled in Cockpen,
Scroggam!
She brewed good ale for gentlemen:
Sing Old Cowl, lay you down by me -
Scoggam, my dear, ruffum!

The good wife's daughter fell in a fever,
Scroggam!
The priest of the parish fell in another:
Sing Old Cowl, lay you down by me -
Scoggam, my dear, ruffum!

They laid the two in the bed together,
Scroggam!
That the heat of the one might cool the other;
Sing Old Cowl, lay you down by me -
Scoggam, my dear, ruffum!

 

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