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For The Sake O' Somebody
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation


For The Sake O' Somebody
1.
My heart is sair - I dare na tell -
My heart is sair for Somebody:
I could wake a winter night
For the sake o' Somebody.
O-hon! for Somebody!
O-hey! for Somebody!
I could range the world around
For the sake o' Somebody.
2.
Ye Powers that smile on virtuous love,
O, sweetly smile on Somebody!
Frae ilka danger keep him free,
And send me safe my Somebody!
O-hon! for Somebody!
O-hey! for Somebody!
I wad do - what wad I not? -
For the sake o' Somebody.


For The Sake Of Somebody


My heart is sore - I dare not tell -
My heart is sore for Somebody:
I could awaken a winter night
For the sake of Somebody.
O-hon! for Somebody!
O-hey! for Somebody!
I could range the world around
For the sake of Somebody.

You Powers that smile on virtuous love,
O, sweetly smile on Somebody!
From every danger keep him free,
And send me safe my Somebody!
O-hon! for Somebody!
O-hey! for Somebody!
I would do - what would I not? -
For the sake of Somebody.

 

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