Gillian wrote me,
The following is a Scottish rhyme that I was brought up hearing. I’m afraid I don’t know how it originated…
I’LL TELL MA MITHER
My mother said I never should
Play with the gipsies in the wood
They tugged my hair and broke my comb
I’ll tell my mither when I get home.
My mither says that I must go
With my daddy’s dinner, oh.
Chappit tatties, beef and steak,
Twa reed herrin’ and a bawbee bake.
I cam’ til a river and I couldna get across,
So I paid five bob for an auld done horse.
I jamped on his back; and his banes gae a crack.
And I had tae play the fiddle til the boat cam’ back.
If anyone has any information about the origin of this rhyme, please write me.
Thanks! – Lisa
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