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Lucy Stewart of Fetterangus sings about a farm girl who would like a child but can't find a man.
Reproduced with the kind permission of the School of Scottish Studies

O there waur a fairmer's dochter,
Thocht lang o haein a bairn-o,
And she took her father's greyhound,
And rocked it in a cradle-o,
An aye, o she sang,
"Ma lang-tailed doggie-o,
If it wisnae fir yer lang snoot
I wad gie you a pappy-o [teat]."

Recorded by Kenneth Goldstein in May 1960.

View the full record at the Kist o Riches website.



  • The lang snout piece