Cam Ye By the Kirk 1. Came ye by the kirk, Came ye by the steeple? Saw ye our guidman Riding on a ladle? Foul fa' the body, Winna buy a saddle, Wearing a' his breeks, Riding on a ladle! 2. Auld cutty pair, were ye at the fair? saw ye many people? Saw ye our guid man riding on a beetle? Shame tak his wrinkled face that woudna buy a saidle, Wearing a' his breeks riding on a laidle. ________________________________________________________ (1) Chambers PRS (1847), 180; (1870), 19; Ford CR 22; MacLennan SNR (1909), 34; NAE (1932), 14; Montgomerie SNR (1946), 83 (No. 98). A dandling song. (2) Maclagan GDA (1901), 256, from Argyll. MS
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