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We're A' Noddin
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

We're A' Noddin

Chorus
We're a' noddin,
Nid nid noddin,
We're a' noddin,
At our house at hame!
1.
' Guid e'en to you, kimmer,
And how do ye do?'
' Hiccup!' quo' kimmer,
' The better that I'm fou' !
2.
Kate sits i' the neuk,
Suppin hen-broo.
Deil tak Kate
An she be na noddin too!
3.
' How's a' wi' you, kimmer?
And how do you fare?'
' A pint o' the best o't,
And twa pints mair!'
4.
' How's a' wi' you, kimmer?
And how do you thrive?
How monie bairns hae ye?'
Quo' kimmer, ' I hae five.'
5.
' Are they a' Johnie's?'
' Eh! atweel na:
Twa o' them were gotten
When Johnie was awa!'
6.
Cats like milk,
And dogs like broo;
Lads like lasses weel,
And lasses lads too.

 

 

We Are All Nodding

Chorus
We are all nodding,
Nid nid nodding,
We are all nodding,
At our house at home!

' Good evening to you, gossip,
And how do you do?'
' Hiccup!' said gossip,
' The better that I am drunk !

Kate sits in the corner,
Supping chicken broth.
Devil take Kate
If she be not nodding too!

' How is it all with you, gossip?
And how do you fare?'
' A pint of the best of it,
And two pints more!'

' How is it all with you, gossip?
And how do you thrive?
How many children have you?'
Said gossip, ' I have five.'

' Are they all Johnie's?'
' Eh! in truth no:
Two of them were gotten
When Johnie was away!'

Cats like milk,
And dogs like broth;
Lads like girls well,
And girls lads too.

 

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