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The Puddy and the Mouse There lived a puddy in a well, Cuddy alone, Cuddy alone There lived a puddy in a well Cuddy alone and I There lived a puddy in a well And a mousie in a mill Kickmaleerie, cowden down Cuddy alone and I. Puddy he'd a wooin' ride Sword and pistol by his side. Puddy cam' to mouses wonne (dwelling) Mistress mouse are you within? Yes, kind sir I am within Saftly do I sit and spin. Madam I am come tae woo Marriage I must have of you. Marriage I will grant ye nane 'Till Uncle Rottan he comes hame. Uncle Rottan's now come hame Fye gar busk (to make ready) the bride alang. Lord Rottan sat at the heid o' the table Because he was both stout and able. Wha' is that sits next the wa'? But lady mouse baith jimp and sma'. Wha is that sits next ty the bride? But the sola (dirty) puddy wi' his yellow side. Syne cam' the dewk but and the drake The dewk took the puddy and gart (made) him squaik. Then in there came the guid grey cat Wi' a' the kittens at her back. The puddy he swam doon the brook The drake he catched him in his fluke. The cat he pu'd Lord Rottan doon The kittens they did claw his crown. But Lady mouse baith jimp and sma' Crept into a hole beneath the wa' 'Squeak', quo' she, 'I'm well awa!' Recorded by MacColl & Seeger DT #306 RG
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