The Merry Muses of Caledonia/Wad Ye Do That?


Tune—"John Anderson, my jo."

An old song before Burns' s time.

Gudewife, when your gudeman's frae hame,
Might I but be sae bauld,
As come into your bed-chamber,
When winter nights are cauld?
As come into your bed-chamber,
When nights are cauld and wat,
And lie down in your gudeman's stead,
Gudewife, wad ye do that?

Young man, if ye should be so kind,
When my gudeman's frae hame,
As come into my bed-chamber.
Where I am laid my lane.
And lie down in my gudeman's stead,
Young man, I'll tell you what,
He f——s me five times ilka night.
Young man, wad ye do that?

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