I Maun Hae My Goon Made I maun hae my goon made, Goon made, goon made, I maun hae my goon made, Like ony ligger lady-- Side an' wide aboot the tail, Side an' wide aboot the tail, Side an' wide aboot the tail, An' jimp for my body. ________________________________________________________ William Paul, Past and Present of Aberdeenshire (1881), 154 (no. 22); Greig FSNE clix.2, ultimately from New Deer parish [orig. 1.4 on]; Rymour Club Misc. III (1928), 185, as a continuation of "It's I hae gotten a braw new goun", q.v.; SC (1948), 138. The term ligger-lady means a female camp-follower; Old Sc. liggar, "a camp"; cf. Dutch leger. The tune seems to be that used in SMM IV (1792), 320 (no. 311) for Burns' version of "Let me in this ae night" (begins "O lassie, are ye sleepin yet". Stenhouse (Illus. 302) has it in an old MS. as The new Gowne made. Glen (ESM, 161) finds it in a 1694 flute MS. as The Goune made, and in the Margaret Sinkler MS. (1710) as I would have my gowne made. In Oswald CPC IV (1752), 21, as Will ye lend me your loom, lass (cf. Dick Songs, 406-7). This last title is the opening line of stanza 3 of a version of "Let me in" to be found in Peter Buchan's "high-kilted" MS. Secret Songs of Silence (1832), now at Harvard in the Child collection. MS oct97
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