by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Wee Willie Gray, an' his leather wallet
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Wee Willie Gray, an' his leather wallet,
Peel a willow-wand, to be him boots and jacket!
The rose upon the brier will be him trouse and doublet --
The rose upon the brier will be him trouse and doublet!

Wee Willie Gray, and his leather wallet,
Twice a lily-flower will be him sark and gravat!
Feathers of a flee wad feather up his bonnet --
Feathers of a flee wad feather up his bonnet!

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Confirmed with The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns, edited by James Barke with an Introduction by John Cairney, Collins, Glasgow 1995, Page 599.


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