My mother said that I must go,
Wi ma faither's denner-o;
Chappit tatties, beef and steak,
Twa reed herrin an' a bawbee bake.
I went to the river an' a couldn't get across,
I paid ten pound for an auld dun horse.
I jumped on his back an' his banes gied a crack,
An' I had tae play the fiddle till the boat came back.