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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
339. Song—O for ane an’ twenty, Tam
 
 
Chorus.—An’ O for ane an’ twenty, Tam!
  And hey, sweet ane an’ twenty, Tam!
I’ll learn my kin a rattlin’ sang,
  An’ I saw ane an’ twenty, Tam.
 
THEY snool me sair, and haud me down,        5
  An’ gar me look like bluntie, Tam;
But three short years will soon wheel roun’,
  An’ then comes ane an’ twenty, Tam.
    An’ O for, &c.
 
A glieb o’ lan’, a claut o’ gear,        10
  Was left me by my auntie, Tam;
At kith or kin I need na spier,
  An I saw ane an’ twenty, Tam.
    An’ O for, &c.
 
They’ll hae me wed a wealthy coof,        15
  Tho’ I mysel’ hae plenty, Tam;
But, hear’st thou laddie! there’s my loof,
  I’m thine at ane an’ twenty, Tam!
    An’ O for, &c.
 

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