by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

O that I had ne'er been married
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
O that I had ne'er been married,
I wad never had nae care,
now I've gotten wife an' weans,
an' they cry 'Crowdie' evermair.

Chorus:
 Ance crowdie, twice crowdie,
 three times crowdie in a day
 gin ye crowdie ony mair,
 ye'll crowdie a' my meal away.

Waefu' Want and Hunger fley me,
glowrin' by the hallan en';
Sair I fecht them at the door,
But aye I'm eerie they come ben.
Ance crowdie, &c.

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