Eerie Orie, Virgin Mary Eerie orie, Virgin Mary, A' the kettles in a tearie. . . . . . . . . Tak' up your fit and gie's a pu'; Seven weeks have I been fu'; Seven more shall I be, By the weeks of Marie-- Marie and St John; A' the tailors in the tron. Up the bank and doon the brae, Lang fit and short tae; Gie his tail to the pleuch, My tail's lang eneuch. ________________________________________________________ Grieg FSNE xxii.2, "learned from an old nurse who came from Strichen". The form suggests comparison with "The Dreg Song" and similar nonsense rhymes. MS APR99
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