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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
23. I’ll go and be a Sodger
 
 
O WHY the deuce should I repine,
  And be an ill foreboder?
I’m twenty-three, and five feet nine,
  I’ll go and be a sodger!
 
I gat some gear wi’ mickle care,        5
  I held it weel thegither;
But now it’s gane, and something mair—
  I’ll go and be a sodger!
 

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