A hairy man’s a geary man;
But a hairy wife’s a witch.
Vervain and dill,
Hinder witches from their will.
A witch-wife and an evil
Is three halfpence worse than the devil.
Rowan tree and reed thread,
Put the witches to their speed.
Black-luggie – A small wooden vessel made of staves. Lammer-bead – An amber bead.