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The Overgate (2) For as I gaed doon the Overgate I met a bonny wee lass For she winked tae me with the tail o'her e'e as I went walking past Ricky doo dum day, doo dum day, ricky ricky doo dum day I asked her what her name might be, she said: "Jemima Rose And I live in Blaeberry Lane at the foot o'the Buchan Close." I asked her what was her landlady's name, she said it was Mrs. Bruce And with that she invited me to come awa' to the hoose As we went up the windin' stair, them bein'long and dark For I slipped my money from my inside pooch and I tied it to the tail o' my sark We scarcely had got in the hoose when she took me tae a room It was there we pulled a bottle oot, and then we baith sat down But a' nicht long I dreamed I was lying in the airms o' Jemima Rose But when I wokened I was lying on my back at the foot o' the Buchan Close Come a' ye jolly ploo men lads that gang oot for a walk Just slip your money frae your inside pooch and tie it to the tail o' your sark. From Jeannie Robertson RG
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