My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing

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Melody - from Mitchell's Highland Fair, 1731
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from the Merry Muses of Caledonia, 1799

Chorus:
|: My wife's a wanton wee thing, :|
My wife's a wanton wee thing,
She winna be guided by me.

|: She play'd the loon or she was maried, :|
She play'd the loon or she was maried,
She'll do it again or she die.
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2. |: She sell'd her coat and she drank it, :|
She row'd hersel in a blanket,
She winna be guided for me.
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3. |: She mindit na when I forbad her, :|
I took a rung and I claw'd her,
An' a braw good bairn was she.
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See Robert Burns' My Wife is a Winsome Wee Thing for a similar song.

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