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Lyrics - The Wee Cooper O' Fife

There was a wee cooper wha lived in Fife,
Nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo,
And he has gotten a gentle wife,
Hey willy wallachy, how John Dougal
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo.

She wadna bake and she wadna brew,
Nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo,
For the spoiling o' her comely hue,
Hey willy wallachy, how John Dougal
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo.

She wadna card and she wadna spin,
Nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo,
For the shaming o' her gentle kin,
Hey willy wallachy, how John Dougal
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo.

The cooper's awa to his woo' pack
Nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo,
And he's laid a sheepskin on his wife's back
Hey willy wallachy, how John Dougal
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo.

Til no trash you for your proud kin
Nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo,
But I will thrash my am sheepskin.'
Hey willy wallachy, how John Dougal
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo.

O I will bake and I will brew:
Nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo,
And never think mair o' my comely hue.'
Hey willy wallachy, how John Dougal
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo.

O I will card and I will spin:
Nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo,
And never think mair o' my gentle kin.'
Hey willy wallachy, how John Dougal
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo.

A' ye wha hae gotten a gentle wife
Nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo,
Just send ye for the wee cooper o' Fife.
Hey willy wallachy, how John Dougal
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo.

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