Lord Rendal

No: 12; variant: 12L

  1. ‘WHAR hae ye been a’ the day, Willie doo, Willie doo? Whar hae ye been a’ the day, Willie, my doo?’
  2. ‘I’ve been to see my step-mother; make my bed, lay me down; Make my bed, lay me down, die shall I now!’
  3. ‘What got ye frae your step-mother, Willie doo, Willie doo? What got ye frae your step-mother, Willie, my doo?’
  4. ‘She gae me a speckled trout; make my bed, lay me down; She gae me a speckled trout, die shall I now!’
  5. ‘Whar got she the speckled trout,Willie doo, Willie doo?’ ‘She got it amang the heather hills; die shall I now.’
  6. ‘What did she boil it in, Willie doo, Willie doo?’ ‘She boild it in the billy-pot; die shall I now!’
  7. ‘What gaed she you for to drink, Willie doo, Willie doo? What gaed she you for to drink, Willie, my doo?’
  8. ‘She gaed me hemlock stocks; make my bed, lay me down; Made in the brewing pot; die shall I now!’
  9. They made his bed, laid him down, poor Willie doo, Willie doo; He turnd his face to the wa; he’s dead now!