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Folk Song

X:1 T:The Wee Cooper O' Fife C:Trad C: from Peter White arrangement C: arr. T. Traub 12-31-1999, rev. Aug 3 2014

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W:1 W:There was a wee Cooper wha lived in Fife, W:(chorus)Nickety, Nackety, noo, noo, noo, W:And he has gotten a gentle wife, W:(chorus)Hey Willy Wallacky, hoo John Dougal, W:...............Alane, quo' Rushity, roue, roue, roue. W: W:2 W:She wadna bake, nor she wadna brew, W:For the spoiling o' her comely hue, W: W:3 W:She wadna card, nor she wadna spin, W:For the shamin' o' her gentle kin, W: W:4 W:She wadna wash, nor she wadna wring, W:For the spoiling o' her gowden ring, W: W:5 W:The Cooper has gane to his woo' pack, W:And he's laid a sheep's skin on his wife's back, W: W:6 W:It's I'll no thrash ye for your gentle kin, W:But I will thrash my ain sheep's skin, W: W:7 W:Oh I will bake, and I will brew, W:And nae mair think o' my comely hue, W: W:8 W:Oh I will card, and I will spin, W:And nae mair think o' my gentle kin W: W:9 W:Oh I will wash, and I will wring, W:And nae mair think o' my gowden ring, W: W:10 W:(Moral) W:A' ye wha ha'e gotten a gentle wife, W:Just you send for the wee Cooper o' Fife,: % %Categories %Category %Category % % % % % % % % % %

					
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