More songs from the North East
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.
The lang snout piece