The Merry Muses of Caledonia/Our Gudewife's sae Modest

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The Merry Muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns
Our Gudewife's sae Modest


Tune—"John Anderson, my jo."

This is an old fragment.

Our gudewife's sae modest.
 When she is set at meat,
A laverock's leg, or a tittling's wing,
 Is mair than she can eat;
But, when she's in her bed at e'en,
 Between me and the wa';
She is a glutton deevil.
 She swallows c—ds and a'.