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I'll Go And Be A Sodger

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

I'll Go And Be A Sodger
1.
O, why the deuce should I repine,
And be an ill foreboder?
I'm twenty-three and five feet nine,
I'll go and be a sodger.
2.
I gat some gear wi' meikle care,
I held it weel thegither;
But now it's gane - and something mair:
I'll go and be a sodger.



I Will Go And Be A Soldier

O, why the deuce should I repine,
And be an ill foreteller?
I am twenty-three and five feet nine,
I will go and be a soldier.

I got some wealth with much care,
I held it well together;
But now it is gone - and something more:
I will go and be a soldier.

 

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