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The Rantin Dog, The Daddie O'T

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation



The Rantin Dog, The Daddie O'T
1.
O, wha my babie-clouts will buy?
O, wha will tent me when I cry?
Wha will kiss me where I lie? -
The rantin dog, the daddie o't!
2.
O, wha will own he did the faut?
O, wha will buy the groanin maut?
O, wha will tell me how to ca't? -
The rantin dog, the daddie o't!
3.
When I mount the creepie-chair,
Wha will sit beside me there?
Gie me Rob, I'll seek nae mair -
The rantin dog, the daddie o't!
4.
Wha will crack to me my lane?
Wha will mak me fidgin fain?
Wha will kiss me o'er again? -
The rantin dog, the daddie o't!



The Ranting Dog, The Daddy Of It

O, who my baby clothes will buy?
O, who will attend me when I cry?
Who will kiss me where I lie? -
The ranting dog, the daddy of it!

O, who will own he did the fault?
O, who will buy the groaning (midwifes) ale?
O, who will tell me how to call (name) it? -
The ranting dog, the daddy of it!

When I mount the birthing-chair,
Who will sit beside me there?
Give me Rob, I'll seek no more -
The ranting dog, the daddy of it!

Who will talk to me when alone?
Who will make me restless desirous?
Who will kiss me over again? -
The ranting dog, the daddy of it!

 

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