There was a wee cooper wha' lived in Fife,|
Nickety nackety, noo, noo, noo
And he hae gotten a gentle wife,
Hey Willie Wallacky, Ho, John Dougal,
Alane quo' rushety roo, roo, roo.
She wouldnae card, she wouldnae spin
She wouldnae wash, she wouldnae wring
She wouldnae bake, she wouldnae brew
She called him a dirty Hieland whelp
The cooper hae gane tae his woolpack,|
He's laid a sheepskin across his wife's back.
I wouldnae thrash ye for your gentle kin,
Oh I will card and I will spin
Oh, I will wash and I will wring
Oh, I will bake and I will brew
She drew the table and spread the board
A' ye wha hae gotten a gentle wife,|
Send ye for the wee cooper o' Fife.
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