The Cooper o' Dundee

Melody -

Ye coopers and hoopers, attend to my ditty,
I sing o' a cooper wha dwelt in Dundee;
This young man he was baith am'rous and witty,
He pleased the fair maids wi' the blink o' his e'e.
   He was nae a cooper, a common tub-hooper,
   The most o' his trade lay in pleasin' the fair;
   He hoopt them, he coopt them, he bort them, he plugt them,
   An' a' sent for Sandy when out o' repair.

For a twelvemonth or sae this youth was respected,
An' he was as busy, as weel he could be;
But bus'ness increased so that some were neglected,
Which ruined trade in the town o' Dundee.
   A baillie's fair daughter had wanted a coopin',
   And Sandy was sent for, as oft time was he;
   He yerkt her sae hard that she sprung an endhoopin',
   Which banish'd poor Sandy frae bonnie Dundee.

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