I Lost My Wife on a Setterday Nicht 1. I lost my wife on Setterday nicht, And cudna tell far to find her; Up in the mune, sellin' shune, A penny the piece, they're a' dune. I lost ma wife on Setterday nicht, And didna ken far to find her; Ahint the pump I garred her jump; Tally ho, the grinder! 2. On Saturday night I lost my wife, Guess you where I found her: Up in the moon, singing a tune, And all the stars around her. ________________________________________________________ (1) Rymour Club Misc. I (1906-11), 94 (in 4 lines) [SC (1948), 160 (no. 295)], from Angus. (2) Maclagan GDA (1901), 200, with a Gaelic translation (to its own tune): Oidhche Disathurna chail mi mo bhean; Tomhais cait' an d'thuair mi i? Shuas aig a ghealaich 's i gabhail fonn beag 'S na h-uile reult mu'n cuairt dhi. MS oct97
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