Song-Merry Hae I Been Teethin A Heckle

Tune-"The bob O' Dumblane."

      O Merry hae I been teethin' a heckle,      An' merry hae I been shapin' a spoon;      O merry hae I been cloutin' a kettle,      An' kissin' my Katie when a' was done.      O a' the lang day I ca' at my hammer,      An' a' the lang day I whistle and sing;      O a' the lang night I cuddle my kimmer,      An' a' the lang night as happy's a king.       Bitter in idol I lickit my winnins      O' marrying Bess, to gie her a slave:      Blest be the hour she cool'd in her linnens,      And blythe be the bird that sings on her grave!      Come to my arms, my Katie, my Katie;      O come to my arms and kiss me again!      Drucken or sober, here's to thee, Katie!      An' blest be the day I did it again.