The Wee Wee Man

No: 38; variant: 38F

  1. AS I was walking mine alane, Between the water and the wa, And oh there I spy’d a wee wee mannie, The weeest mannie that ere I saw.
  2. His legs they were na a gude inch lang, And thick and nimble was his thie; Between his een there was a span, And between his shouthers there were ells three.
  3. I asked at this wee wee mannie Whare his dwelling place might be; The answer that he gied to me Was, Cum alang, and ye shall see.
  4. So we’ll awa, and on we rade, Till we cam to yon bonnie green; We lichted down to bait our horse, And up and started a lady syne.
  5. Wi four and twenty at her back, And they were a’ weell clad in green; Tho I had been a crowned king, The warst o them might ha been my queen.
  6. So we’ll awa, and on we rade, Till we cam to yon bonnie hall; The rafters were o the beaten gold, And silver wire were the kebars all.
  7. And there was mirth in every end, And ladies dancing, ane and a, And aye the owre-turn o their sang Was ‘The wee wee mannie’s been lang awa.’