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Hey, Ca' Thro'

TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation


Hey, Ca' Thro'

Chorus
Hey, ca' thro', ca' thro',
For we hae mickle ado!
Hey, ca' thro', ca' thro',
For we hae mickle ado!
1.
Up wi' the carls of Dysart
And the lads o' Buckhaven,
And the kimmers o' Largo
And the lasses o' Leven!
2.
We hae tales to tell,
And we hae sangs to sing;
We hae pennies to spend.
And we hae pints to bring.
3.
We'll live a' our days,
And them that comes behin',
Let them do the like
And spend the gear they win!


Hey, Knock Through (Hey,Work Away)

Chorus
Hey, work away, work away,
For we have much to do!
Hey, work away, work away,
For we have much to do!

Up with the old men of Dysart
And the lads of Buckhaven,
And the gossips of Largo
And the girls of Leven!

We have tales to tell,
And we have songs to sing;
We have pennies to spend.
And we have pints to bring.

We will live all our days,
And them that comes behind,
Let them do the like (same)
And spend the wealth they win (earn)!

 

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