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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. MS
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