Bye,Birdie in a Bogle 1. Bye, burdie, in a bogie, In amang a pickle foggie; But the burdie wan away, And we sought it many a day, Till we found it out at last, Draigled in a wild-deuk's nest. Bye, birdie, &c.--Da capo. 2. There was a hennie had a birdie, And the birdie it flew out, And she sought it east and wast, And she got it at the last, Draggled in a deuk's nest; And she bade it gang awa' hame, Wi' a cauld back and a hungry wame. 3. Baa! birdie in a bog. In amang a pickle fog; But the birdie flew awa', Baa! birdie, baa! And they socht it far and wide, Up and doon the country side, And they fand it oot at last, Drookit in a wild-deuk's nest; And they bade it aye gang hame, Cauld feet and hungry wame. 4. Ba birdie, in a bog, Doon amang a pickle fog. Ba birdie, ran awa', An' I socht him a' day. An' I fand him oot at last, Hidin' in a craw's nest; An' I took him by the powe, An' I flang him owre the knowe. An' tell'd him to rin hame, Cauld, wat, an' hungry wean! ________________________________________________________ (1) Chambers PRS (1870), 28 (with music); Montgomerie SNR (1946), 97 (No. 119) [+ music]. (2) PRS (1847), 183. (3) Rymour Club Misc. I (1906-11), 31 (+ music) (in 5 lines); line 6 supplied from another copy, p. 32. (4) MacLennan SNR (1909), 20. Cf. "Ba, birdie on a stane". MS
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