O Wha my babie-clouts will buy, O Wha will tent me when I cry; Wha will kiss me where I lie, The rantin dog the daddie o't. O Wha will own he did the faut, O Wha will buy the groanin maut, O Wha will tell me how to ca 't, The rantin dog the daddie o't. When I mount the Creepie-chair, Wha will sit beside me there, Gie me Rob, I'll seek nae mair, The rantin dog the daddie o't. Wha will crack to me my lane; Wha will mak me fidgin fain; What will kiss me o'er again, The rantin dog the daddie o't.
- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "O, wha my babie-clouts will buy?", published 1936 [low voice and piano], from Scottish Lyrics, Book 5, no. 5, Bayley & Ferguson; confirmed with CD booklet Moonstruck, Signum Classics. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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