Adventures of John o' Badenyon, in pursuit of happiness/The Matrimonial Song
THE MATRIMONIAL SONG.
O that I had ne’er been married!
I wad never had nae care:
But now I’ve gotten wife and bairns,
and they cry crowdie evermair.
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 fight them at the door,
but aye I’m eerie they come ben.
Ance crowdie, &c.