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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
226. Song—I hae a Wife o’ my Ain
 
 
I HAE a wife of my ain,
  I’ll partake wi’ naebody;
I’ll take Cuckold frae nane,
  I’ll gie Cuckold to naebody.
 
I hae a penny to spend,        5
  There—thanks to naebody!
I hae naething to lend,
  I’ll borrow frae naebody.
 
I am naebody’s lord,
  I’ll be slave to naebody;        10
I hae a gude braid sword,
  I’ll tak dunts frae naebody.
 
I’ll be merry and free,
  I’ll be sad for naebody;
Naebody cares for me,        15
  I care for naebody.
 

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