Adventures of John o' Badenyon, in pursuit of happiness/The Matrimonial Song

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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.