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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
335. Song—Fragment—Johnie lad, Cock up your Beaver
 
 
WHEN first my brave Johnie lad came to this town,
He had a blue bonnet that wanted the crown;
But now he has gotten a hat and a feather,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!
 
Cock up your beaver, and cock it fu’ sprush,        5
We’ll over the border, and gie them a brush;
There’s somebody there we’ll teach better behaviour,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!
 

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