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Buy Broom Besoms (3)

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Buy Broom Besoms (3)

     I maun hae a wife, whatsoe'er she be;
     An she be a woman, that's eneugh for me.
        Buy broom besoms! wha will buy them now;
        Fine heather ringers, better never grew.

     If that she be bony, I shall think her right:
     If that she be ugly, where's the odds at night?
        Buy broom &c.

     O, an she be young, how happy I shall be!
     If that she be auld, the sooner she will die.
        Buy broom &c.

     If that she be fruitfu', O! what joy is there!
     If she should be barren, less will be my care.
        Buy broom &c.

     If she like a drappie, she and I'll agree;
     If she dinna like it, there's the mair for me.
        Buy broom &c.

     Be she green or gray; be she black or fair;
     Let her be a woman, I shall seek nae mair.
        Buy broom &c.


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