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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
211. Song—My Hoggie
 
 
WHAT will I do gin my Hoggie die?
  My joy, my pride, my Hoggie!
My only beast, I had nae mae,
  And vow but I was vogie!
The lee-lang night we watch’d the fauld,        5
  Me and my faithfu’ doggie;
We heard nocht but the roaring linn,
  Amang the braes sae scroggie.
 
But the houlet cry’d frau the castle wa’,
  The blitter frae the boggie;        10
The tod reply’d upon the hill,
  I trembled for my Hoggie.
When day did daw, and cocks did craw,
  The morning it was foggie;
An unco tyke, lap o’er the dyke,        15
  And maist has kill’d my Hoggie!
 

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