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My Auntie Jean

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

TUNE: John Anderson, my jo

My auntie Jean held to the shore,
As Ailsa boats cam' back;
And she had coft a feather bed
For twenty and a plack;
And in it she wan fifty mark,
Before a towmond sped;
O! what a noble bargain
Was auntie Jeanie's bed.

 

TUNE: John Anderson, my sweetheart

My auntie Jean held to the shore,
As Ailsa boats came back;
And she had bought a feather bed
For twenty and four pennies;
And in it she won fifty mark,
Before a twelve-month sped (went past)
O! what a noble bargain
Was auntie Jeanie's bed.

 

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