Lord Rendal

No: 12; variant: 12[R]

  1. ‘Whare hae ye been a’ day, my little wee toorin dow?’ ‘It’s I’ve been at my grandmammy’s; mak my bed, mammy, now.’
  2. ‘And what did ye get frae your grandmammy, my little wee toorin dow?’ ‘It’s I got a wee bit fishy to eat; mak my bed, mammy, now.’
  3. ‘An what did ye do wi the banes o it, my little wee toorin dow?’ ‘I gied it to my black doggy to eat; mak my bed, mammy, now.’
  4. ‘An what did your little black doggy do syne, my little wee toorin dow?’ ‘He shot out his head, and his feet, and he died; as I do, mammy, now.’