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Broadside entitled 'A Funny Conversation'
A FUNNY CONVERSATION
Cuddy WILLIE, the Pigman, and HAWKIE, the Speech
ALL Hallow Fair had scarce begun,
But to the meeting of our heros,
Weel Cuddie, man what's a' the news,
Will Christians soon reform Jews,
Or will the Turks tak' Portobello,
Whar grows your pigs baith blue and yellow,
Or will they turn by transmigration,
Your cuddie into a great nation ;
Na na, friend Willie, that can ne'er tell,
As lang as you and I can loud yell.
D?n you and Turks and a sic foolery,
But Cuddie, e'er the Fair begin,
I think it wadna be a sin,
To some gude tent let us loup in,
And prie a drap of yill or gin,
And drink gude luck whate'er sude happen,
Like other fowk let's tak' our chappin ;
For we, like drovers and horse-cowpers,
We are but only black land lowpers,
We'll cheat and lie like a' our trade,
To such, dear Willie, we were bred.
Weel weel, quo Will, a bargain bc't,
Then baith shook hands and cry'd alas !
. The bad effects o' too much gas.
Probable date of publication:
1828 shelfmark: F.3.a.13(122)