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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
305. Song—Gudewife, count the lawin
 
 
GANE is the day, and mirk’s the night,
But we’ll ne’er stray for faut o’ light;
Gude ale and bratdy’s stars and moon,
And blue-red wine’s the risin’ sun.
 
Chorus.—Then gudewife, count the lawin,        5
The lawin, the lawin,
Then gudewife, count the lawin,
    And bring a coggie mair.
 
There’s wealth and ease for gentlemen,
And simple folk maun fecht and fen’;        10
But here we’re a’ in ae accord,
For ilka man that’s drunk’s a lord.
            Then gudewife, &c.
 
My coggie is a haly pool
That heals the wounds o’ care and dool;        15
And Pleasure is a wanton trout,
An ye drink it a’, ye’ll find him out.
            Then gudewife, &c.
 

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