Oh for Six O'Clock Oh for six a'clock, oh for seven I weary, Oh for eight a'clock, for then I see my dearie. Oh he's a bonnie lad, oh he's a bonnie fella, Oh he's a bonnie lad, wi' ribbons blue and yella. My mither says he's deed, oh isen that a peety? He'll come back again, ridin on a sheepie. ________________________________________________________ Opie Lore 27, from Forfar. Cf. "Salmon Fishers". Cf. an Annandale fragment "From an Old Song", in Rymour Club Misc. I (1906-11), 86: "O for Monday night, For Tuesday night I weary,/ But it's O for Friday night, For then I'll see my dearie." [Cf. one version of "Ay Waukin O".] MS
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