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GUEST,Jim McLean Lyr Req: John John the grey goose is gone (27) Lyr Add: THE TOD (Scots version of 'The Fox') 28 Jul 02

Here goes!


"Eh", quo the tod, "It's a braw, licht nicht,
The win's in the wast an' the mune shines bricht.
The win's in the wast an' the mune shines bricht
An Ah'll awa' tae the toon, oh.

I was doon amang yon shepherd's scroggs
I'd like tae beeen worrit by his dogs,
But, by my sooth, I minded his hogs
The nicht Ah cam tae the toon, oh."

He's taen the grey goose by the green sleeve
"Eh ye auld witch! nae langer sall ye live,
Your flesh is tender, your bones I maun prieve
For that Ah cam tae the toon, oh."

Up gat the auld wife oot o' her bed
An' oot o' the windae she shot her auld head,
"Eh, gudeman, the grey goose is dead,
An' the tod's been in the toon, oh".

Jim McLean

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