There Was a Wee Bit Poussie There was a wee bit poussie, Wha lived alane, wha lived alane; She had a wee bit hoosie Was made o' stane, was made o' stane; She cleaned it out baith but and ben A' on her knees, a' on her knees, And there she fand a mousie, A-nibblin' cheese, a-nibblin' cheese. She says, Come out, wee mousie, And ye shall see, and ye shall see, A bonnie wee bit housie I've built for thee, I've built for thee. Na na, ma nestie is owre dear, For though 'tis sma', for though 'tis sma', I think I'll bide masel right here, Ye'd eat me a', ye'd eat me a'. ________________________________________________________ Coll. by M.S., Newbattle, 1973; 2.5-8 are conjectural only: recited by informant's grandmother, Perthshire, c. 1915, and attributed to a rhymer named Dougal Rae. Filename[ WEEPOUSI MS OCT98
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