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The Twa Corbies

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The Twa Corbies

As I was walking all alane,
I heard twa corbies makin a mane;
The tane unto the t’other say,
“Whar sall ye gang and dine the day?”

“In behint yon auld fail dyke,
I wot there lies a new slain knight;
And naebodie kens that he lies there,
But his hawk, his hound and lady fair.
His hound to fetch the wild-fowl hame,
His lady’s taen another mate,
So we may mak our dinner sweet.”

“Ye’ll sit on his white hause-bane,
And I’ll pike out his bonny blue een;
Wi ae lock o his gowden hair
We’ll theek our nest when it grows bare.”

Mony a one for him makes mane
But nane sall ken where he is gane.
Ower his white banes, when they we bare,
The wind sall blaw for ever mair.



fail dyke: a field wall covered in turf
tane: the first one
hause-bane:  collarbone
theek: thatch
wot: know


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