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His Faither Deed and Left Him a Horse

His Faither Deed/ and Left Him a Horse

     His faither deed
     And left him a horse,
     A bonny little horse
     That gaed trot, trot, trot!

     Wing, wing waddelery,
     Jake sing saddelery,
     Little boy waddelery
     Under the broo!

     He sellt the horse,
     And he bocht a coo,
     A bonny little coo
     That said "Moo, moo, moo!"

     He sellt the coo,
     And he bocht a soo,
     A bonny little soo
     That said "Grumph, grumph, grumph!"

     Montgomerie SC (1948), 51 (no. 51). Cf. ODNR 164 (no. 156),
     "My father he died, but I can't tell you how"; the first
     text cited by the Opies is in Gammer Gurton's Garland,
     1810, with chorus

With my wing wang waddle oh,

Jack sing saddle oh,

Blowsey boys bubble oh,

Under the broom.

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