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At The Globe Tavern

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

BEFORE MEAT
1.
O Lord, when hunger pinches sore,
Do Thou stand us in stead,
And send us from Thy bounteous store
A tup- or wether-head.

AFTER MEAT
1.
Lord Thee we thank, and Thee alone,
For temporal gifts we little merit!
At present we will ask no more:
Let William Hislop bring the spirit.
2.
O Lord since we have feasted thus,
Which we so little merit,
Let Meg now take the flesh away,
And Jock bring in the spirit.
3.
O Lord, we do Thee humbly thank
For that we little merit:
Now Jean may tak the flesh away,
And Will bring in the spirit.



O Lord, when hunger pinches sore,
Do You stand us in stead,
And send us from Your bounteous store
A ram- or sheep's-head.



Lord You we thank, and You alone,
For temporal gifts we little merit!
At present we will ask no more:
Let William Hislop bring the spirit.

O Lord since we have feasted thus,
Which we so little merit,
Let Meg now take the flesh away,
And Jock bring in the spirit.

O Lord, we do You humbly thank
For that we little merit:
Now Jean may take the flesh away,
And Will bring in the spirit.

 

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