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Children's Songs and Ballads - Whistle, whistle, Auld Wife


"Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
An' ye'se get a hen."
"I wadna whistle," quo' the wife,
"Though ye'd gi'e me ten."

"Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
An' ye'se get a cock."
"I wadna whistle," quo' the wife.
"Though ye'd gi'e me a flock."

"Whistle, whistle, auld wife.
And ye'se get a goun."
"I wadna whistle," quo' the wife,
"For the best ane i' the toun."

"Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
An' ye'se get a coo."
"I wadna whistle," quo' the wife,
"Though ye wad gi'e me two."

"Whistle, whistle, auld wife,
An' ye'se get a man."
"Wheeple, whaupole," quo' the wife,
"I'll whistle as I can."

Sung with vocal mimicry, the above makes a strikingly effective entertainment.


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