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I Hae A Wife O' My Ain

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

I Hae A Wife O' My Ain
1.
I hae a wife o' my ain,
I'll partake wi' naebody:
I'll take cuckold frae nane,
I'll gae cuckold to naebody.
2.
I hae a penny to spend,
There - thanks to naebody!
I hae naething to lend,
I'll borrow frae naebody.
3.
I am naebody's lord,
I'll be slave to naebody.
I hae a guid braid sword,
I'll tak dunts frae naebody.
4.
I'll be merry and free,
I'll be sad for naebody,
Naebody cares for me,
I care for naebody.

I Have A Wife Of My Own

I have a wife of my own,
I will partake with nobody:
I will take cuckold from none,
I will give cuckold to nobody.

I have a penny to spend,
There - thanks to nobody!
I have nothing to lend,
I will borrow from nobody.

I am nobody's lord,
I will be slave to nobody.
I have a good broad sword,
I will take blows from nobody.

I will be merry and free,
I will be sad for nobody,
Nobody cares for me,
I care for nobody.

 

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