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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
244. The Henpecked Husband
 
 
Chorus.—Robin shure in hairst,
  I shure wi’ him.
Fient a heuk had I,
  Yet I stack by him.
 
I GAED up to Dunse,        5
  To warp a wab o’ plaiden,
At his daddie’s yett,
  Wha met me but Robin:
    Robin shure, &c.
 
Was na Robin bauld,        10
  Tho’ I was a cotter,
Play’d me sic a trick,
  An’ me the El’er’s dochter!
    Robin shure, &c.
 
Robin promis’d me        15
  A’ my winter vittle;
Fient haet he had but three
  Guse-feathers and a whittle!
    Robin shure, &c.
 

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