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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
274. Song—Carle, an’ the King come
 
 
Chorus.—Carle, an the King come,
  Carle, an the King come,
Thou shalt dance and I will sing,
  Carle, an the King come.
 
AN SOMEBODY were come again,        5
Then somebody maun cross the main,
And every man shall hae his ain,
  Carle, an the King come.
        Carle, an the King come, &c.
 
I trow we swapped for the worse,        10
We gae the boot and better horse;
And that we’ll tell them at the cross,
  Carle, an the King come.
        Carle, an the King come, &c.
 
Coggie, an the King come,        15
Coggie, an the King come,
I’se be fou, and thou’se be toom
  Coggie, an the King come.
        Coggie, an the King come, &c.
 

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