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Poussie Poussie Baudrons

Poussie Poussie Baudrons
Poussie, poussie, baudrons,
  Whaur hae ye been?
I've been at London,
  Seeing the Queen!

Poussie, poussie, baudrons,
  What got ye there?
I gat a guid fat mousikie,
  Rinning up a stair!

Poussie, poussie, baudrons,
  What did ye do wi't?
I put it in my meal-poke,
  To eat it to my bread!

"Pussy cat, pussy cat,
Fahr hae ye been?"
"I've been t' London
Seeing the king."

"Pussy cat, pussy cat,
Faht got ye there?"
"I got a wee moosie
Aneth the king's chair."

(1) Chambers PRS (1847), 186; (1870) [Ford CR 18;
Montgomerie SNR (1946), 41 (no. 28), with minor changes:
1.4 Tae see (etc.).]  The 1842 edition is slightly
different: 1.4 Seein' the king!  2.3 a wee mousie.
MacLennan SNR (1909), 18; differs: 2.3-4 I got a muckle
ratton, rinnin' doon the stair.  Moffat 50 TSNR (1933),
12, with music, minor differs.
(2) Gregor Notes (1881), 126. See ODNR 357, no. 428.

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