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Tho' Women's Minds

 

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Standard English Translation

 

Tho' Women's Minds

Chorus
For a' that, an' a' that,
And twice as meikle's a' that,
The bonie lass that I loe best,
She'll be my ain for a' that!
1.
Tho' women's minds like winter winds
May shift, and turn, an' a' that,
The noblest breast adores them maist -
A consequence, I draw that.
2.
Great love I bear to a' the fair,
Their humble slave, an' a' that;
But lordly will, I hold it still
A mortal sin to thraw that.
3.
But there is ane aboon the lave,
Has wit, and sense, and a' that;
A bonie lass, I like her best,
And wha a crime dare ca' that?
4.
In rapture sweet this hour we meet,
Wi' mutual love an' a' that,
But for how lang the flie may stang,
Let inclination law that!
5.
Their tricks an' craft hae put me daft,
They've taen me in an' a' that,
But clear your decks, and here's: - 'The Sex?'
I like the jads for a' that!

 

 

Though Women's Minds

Chorus
For all that, and all that,
And twice as much as all that,
The lovely lass that I love best,
She will be my own for all that!

Though women's minds like winter winds
May shift, and turn, and all that,
The noblest breast adores them most -
A consequence, I draw that.

Great love I bear to all the fair,
Their humble slave, and all that;
But lordly will, I hold it still
A mortal sin to contradict that.

But there in one above the rest,
Has wit, and sense, and all that;
A lovely lass, I like her best,
And who a crime dare call that?

In rapture sweet this hour we meet,
With mutual love and all that,
But for how long the fly may sting,
Let inclination law that!

Their tricks and craft have put me daft,
They have taken me in and all that,
But clear your decks, and here is: - 'The Sex?'
I like the women for all that!

 

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