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Whitefoord Arms

An inn in Mauchline, whose proprietor was John Dove or Dow, nicknamed by his patrons 'Johnnie Doo'. It was situated on the Cowgate, which is now Castle Street, opposite the parish church. It was the meeting place of 'The Court of Equity', a secret bachelors' club which met: 'to search out, report, and discuss the merits and demerits of the many scandals that crop up from time to time in the village', and of which Burns was the 'Perpetual President'. See Court of Equity.

The old inn has been replaced by a later building bearing the legend:

"This is the house, though build anew
Where Burns cam' weary frae the pleugh
To hae a crack wi' Johnnie Doo
On nights at e'en
And whiles to taste the mountain dew
Wi' bonnie Jean."
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