Robert Burns


I Hae a Wife


I HAE a wife oí my ain,
  Iíll partake wií naebody;
Iíll tak cuckold frae nane,
  Iíll gie cuckold to naebody.

I hae a penny to spend,
  There-thanks to naebody;
I has naething to lend,
  Iíll borrow frae naebody.

I am naebodyís lord,
  Iíll be slave to naebody;
I hae a guid braid sword,
  Iíll tak dunts frae naebody.

Iíll be merry and free,
  Iíll be sad for naebody;
Naebody cares for me,
  I care for naebody.




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