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Twa Corbies

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As I was walking all alane
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I heard twa corbies making a mane
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And the tane unto the other did say-o
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'Oh, where shall we gang and dine to-day-o
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Where shall we gang and dine to-day?'

'In behind yon auld fail dyke
I wot there lies a new slain knight
And nobody kens that he lies there-o
But his hawk, and his hound, and his lady fair-o
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His hawk, and his hound, and his lady fair.

'His hound is to the hunting gane
His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame
His lady ta'en another mate-o
So we may make our dinner sweet-o
We may make our dinner sweet

'You'll sit on his white breast-bane
And I'll peck out his bonny blue een
And with a lock of his golden hair-o
We'll thick our nest when it gets bare-o
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We'll thick our nest when it gets bare.'

'Many's a one for him makes mane
But none shall ken where he has gane
Through his dry bones, when they are bare-o
The wind shall blow for evernmair-o
Wind shall blow for evermair'