The Bard

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Robert Burns

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For a' that, an a' that,
An twice as muckle's a' that,
I've lost but ane, I've twa behin',
I've wife eneugh for a' that.

I am a Bard of no regard,
Wi'gentle folks an a' that,
But Homer-like the glowrin byke,
Frae town to town I draw that.
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2. I never drank the Muses stank,
Castalia's burn, an a' that;
But there it streams, an richly reams-
My Helicon I ca' that.
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3. Great love I bear to a' the fair,
Their humble slave an a' that;
But lordly will, I hold it still
A mortal sin to thraw that.
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4. In raptures sweet this hour we meet,
Wi' mutual love an a' that;
But for how lang the flie may stang,
Let inclination law that!
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5. Their tricks an craft hae put me daft,
They've taen me in, an a'that;
But clear your decks, an here's the Sex!
I like the jads for a'that.
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6. For a' that an a' that,
An twice as muckle's a' that,
My dearest bluid, to do them guid,
They're welcome till't for a' that!
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