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Poem by Robert Burns

O Why the Deuce

O WHY the deuce should I repine,
  And be an ill foreboder?
Im twenty-three, and five feet nine-
  Ill go and be a sodger.

I gat some gear wi meikle care,
  I held it weel thegither;
But now its gane and something mair
  Ill go and be a sodger.

Robert Burns

Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. The Sailors Song
  2. The Rantin Dog the Daddie Ot
  3. Had I The Wyte
  4. Evan Banks
  5. Mark Yonder Pomp

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