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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Auld Pair O' Tawse'
THE AULD PAIR 0' TAWSE
Sung by HARRY LINN.
This Popular Song can always be had at the Poet's Box,
Weel dae I remember when I was but a bairn,
The lickings that I used to get when I did ony hairm;
For mother she was very strict, though loving, kind and good,
She made me aye behave mysel', as a guid bairnies should,
But sometimes I'd forget mysel', and maybe brake her laws
Then I was glad to see her lift the Auld Pair o' Tawse.
Sometimes she'd take her bauchel, sometimes she'd take the cane,
The pair o' tawse my mither had were nice and saft and thin?
I'd roar and great, and stamp my feet,as if 'twas awful sair,
Then laugh just like to crack my sides when I got doon the stair.
I never liked to see my mother gang and lift the cane,
It made me think a thousand bells were ringing in my ears;
The only time that I felt glad, that's when I gave her ca use,
A LIST OF POPULAR SONGS.
The Midnight Express.
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up for sale.
Down by the River I strayed,
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(19b)