by William Soutar (1898 - 1943)

Dawtie's devotion
Language: English 
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.

Glossary:
leal = true
leerie-law = cock-crow

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