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Scottish Nursery Rhymes - a collection of old rhymes for children, young and old!

Title of Rhyme : Aboot the Merry-Matanzie

Nursery Rhyme :

Here we gae roon the jing-a-ring,
The jing-a-ring, the jing-a-ring;
Here we gae roon the jing-a-ring,
Aboot the merry-matanzie*.

Twice aboot, an than we fa,
Than we fa, than we fa,
Twice aboot, an than we fa,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

Guess ye wha the guidman is,
The guidman is, the guidman is;
Guess ye wha the guidman is,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

Honey is sweet, an so is he,
So is he, so is he;
Honey is sweet, an so is he,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

He's merried wi a gay gowd ring,
A gay gowd ring, a gay gowd ring;
He's merried wi a gay gowd ring,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

A gay gowd ring's a cankerous thing,
A cankerous thing, a cankerous thing;
A gay gowd ring's a cankerous thing,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

Noo they're merried, we'll wish them joy,
Wish them joy, wish them joy,
Noo they're merried, we'll wish them joy,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

Faither an mither they maun obey,
Maun obey, maun obey,
Faither an mither they maun obey,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

Lovin ilk ither like sister an brither,
Sister an brither, sister an brither;
Lovin ilk ither like sister an brither,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

We pray the couple tae kiss thegither,
Kiss thegither, kiss thegither;
We pray the couple tae kiss thegither,
Aboot the merry-matanzie.

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