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Poem by Robert Burns


Captain Grose


KEN ye ought o Captain Grose?
  Igo, and ago,
If hes amang his friends or foes?
  Iram, coram, dago.

Is he South, or is he North?
  Igo, and ago,
Or drowned in the river Forth?
  Iram, coram, dago.

Is he slain by Highland bodies?
  Igo, and ago,
And eaten like a wether-haggis?
  Iram, coram, dago.

Is he to Abrams bosom gane?
  Igo, and ago,
Or haudin Sarah by the wame?
  Iram, coram, dago.

Whereer he be, the Lord be near him!
  Igo, and ago,
As for the deil, he daur na steer him.
  Iram, coram, dago.

But please transmit th enclosed letter,
  Igo, and ago,
Which will oblige your humble debtor.
  Iram, coram, dago.

So may ye hae auld stanes in store,
  Igo, and ago,
The very stanes that Adam bore.
  Iram, coram, dago.

So may ye get in glad possession
  Igo, and ago,
The coins o Satans coronation!
  Iram, coram, dago.



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Scroggam
  2. The First Psalm
  3. Lines Written on a Bank-note
  4. Lines Written at Loudon Manse
  5. To Alex Cunningham, Writer


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