Keep me leal, and keep me weel, And keep me bricht and bonnie; Be day and be nicht and be cannel-licht, And awa frae the bogey-mannie. A bitie bake, and a bitie cake, And a bitie for daddy and mammie; And at leerie-law and at beddie-baw I'll aye be your ain wee lammie.
leal = true
leerie-law = cock-crow
- by William Soutar (1898 - 1943), "Dawtie's devotion" [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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