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Coulter’s Candy

Ally, bally, ally bally be, 
Sittin' on yer mammy's knee
Greetin' fur a wee bawbee,
Tae buy some Coulter's candy.
Mammy gie me ma thrifty doon 
Here's auld Coulter comin' roon
Wi' a basket on his croon
Sellin' Coulter's candy.
Poor wee Annie's greetin' tae 
Whit can puir wee mammy dae
But gi'em a tanner a `tween the twae
Tae buy mair Coulter's candy.
Ally, bally, ally bally bee, 
When you grow up you'll gae tae sea
Makin' pennies for daddy and me
Tae buy some Coulter's candy.
Poor wee soul, you're lookin' awfu' thin 
A rachle o' bones covered ower wi' skin,
Soon you'll hae a wee, double chin
Fra sookin' Coulter's candy.

* pronounced “Cooters”.