The Shepherd’s Wife

THE Shepherd's wife cries o'er the knowe,
Will ye come hame, will ye come hame;
The Shepherd's wife cries o'er the knowe,
Will ye come hame again een, jo?

What will I get me to my supper,
Gin I come hame, gin I come hame?
What will ye gie me to my supper,
Gin I come hame again een, jo?

Ye 'se get a panfu' o' plumpin parridge,
And butter in them, and butter in them,
Ye 'se get a panfu' o' plumpin parridge,
Gin ye'll come hame again een, jo.------

Ha, ha, how! that 's naething that dow,
I winna come hame, I canna come hame;
Ha, ha, how! that 's naething that dow,
I winna come hame gin een, jo.------

The Shepherd's wife &c.
What will I get &c.

A reekin fat hen, weel fryth'd i' the pan,
Gin ye'll come hame, gin ye'll come hame,
A reekin fat hen, weel fryth'd i' the pan,
Gin ye'll come hame again een jo.----

Ha, ha, how! &c.
The Shepherd's wife &c.
What will I get &c.

A weel made bed and a pair o' clean sheets,
Gin ye'll come hame, gin ye'll come hame,
A weel made bed and a pair o' clean sheets,
Gin ye'll come hame again een jo.----

Ha, ha, how! &c.
The Shepherd's wife &c.
What will I get &c.

A luvin wife in lily-white linens,
Gin ye'll come hame, gin ye'll come hame,
A luvin wife in lily-white linens,
Gin ye'll come hame again een jo.----

Ha, ha, how! that 's something that dow,
I will come hame, I will come hame;
Ha, ha, how! that 's something that dow,
I will come hame again een jo.------------