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Twa Bonie Lads Were Sandy And Jockie

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Twa Bonie Lads Were Sandy And Jockie

Twa bonie lads were Sandy and Jockie,
Jackie was lo'ed but Sandy unlucky,
Jackie was laird baith of hills and of vallies,
But Sandy was nought but the King o' guid fellows.
Jockie lo'ed Madgie, for Madgie had money,
And Sandy lo'ed Mary for Mary was bonie,
Ane wedded for love, ane wedded for treasure,
So Jockie had siller and Sandy had pleasure.

 

 

Two Handsome Lads Were Sandy And Jockie

Two handsome lads were Sandy and Jockie,
Jackie was loved but Sandy unlucky,
Jackie was laird both of hills and of valleys,
But Sandy was nothing but the King of good fellows.
Jockie loved Madgie, for Madgie had money,
And Sandy loved Mary for Mary was lovely,
One wedded for love, one wedded for treasure,
So Jockie had silver and Sandy had pleasure.

 

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