by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Fare ye weel, my auld wife
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
O, fare ye weel, my auld wife!
Sing bum bibery bum
O fare ye weel my auld wife!
Sing bum.
O fare ye weel my auld wife!
The steerer up o' sturt and strife,
The maut's aboon the meal the night
Wi' some.

An fare ye weel, my pyke-staff
Sing bum bibery bum,
An fare ye weel, my pyke-staff
Sing bum.
An fare ye weel, my pyke-staff
Nae mair wi' you my wife I'll baff
The maut's aboon the meal the night
Wi' some.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-11-27
Line count: 16
Word count: 84