by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Whistle, whistle, auld wife
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
“Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
An' ye'se get a hen."
“I wadna whistle,” quo' the wife,
“Though ye wad gi'e me ten”

“Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
An' ye'se get a cock.”
“I wadna whistle,” quo' the wife,
“Though ye'd gi'e me a flock.”

“Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
And ye'se get a goun."
“I wadna whistle,” quo' the wife,
“For the best ane i' the toun.”

“Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
An ye'se get a coo.”
“I wadna whistle,” quo the wife,
“Though ye wad gi'e me two.”

“Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
An' ye'se get a man.”
“Wheeple-whauple,” quo' the wife,
“I'll whistle as I can.”

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This text was added to the website: 2019-04-08
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