Robin Cam' to the Wren's Door 1. The robin cam' to the wren's door, And keekit in, and keekit in: O, blessings on your bonnie pow, Wad ye be in, wad ye be in? I wadna let you lie thereout, And I within, and I within, As lang's I hae a warm clout, To row ye in, to row ye in. 2. The robin cam to the wren's nest And keekit in, and keekit in: "O weel's me on your auld pow Wad ye be in, wad ye be in? For ye sall never lie without And me within, & me within, As lang's I hae an auld clout, To row you in, to row you in." ________________________________________________________ (1) Ford CR, 139; a stanza sung by Mrs. Burns, wife of the poet, to her children. (2) Nicht at Eenie (1932), 26, whence Montgomerie SNR (1946), 19 (3) [3 wae's me]. MS
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