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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Lady Nairne. (1766–1845)
 
 
1
    There ’s nae sorrow there, John,
There ’s neither cauld nor care, John,
The day is aye fair,
    In the land o’ the leal.
          The Land o’ the Leal.
2
    Gude nicht, and joy be wi’ you a’.
          Gude Nicht, etc. 1
3
    Oh, we ’re a’ noddin’, nid, nid, noddin’;
Oh, we ’re a’ noddin’ at our house at hame.
          We ’re a’ Noddin’.
4
    A penniless lass wi’ a lang pedigree.
          The Laird o’ Cockpen.
 
Note 1.
Sir Alexander Boswell composed a version of this song. [back]
 

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