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My Wife She Dang Me
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

My Wife She Dang Me


Chorus
O, ay my wife she dang me,
An' aft my wife she bang'd me!
If ye gie a woman a' her will,
Guid faith! she'll soon o'er-gang ye.
1.
On peace an' rest my mind was bent,
And, fool I was! I married;
But never honest man's intent
Sae cursedly miscarried.
2.
Some sairie comfort at the last,
When a' thir days are done, man:
My ' pains o' hell' on earth is past,
I'm sure o' bliss aboon, man.

 

My Wife She Beat Me


Chorus
O, yes my wife she beat me,
And often my wife she has beaten me!
If you give a woman all her will,
Good faith! she will soon over-go (control) you.

On peace and rest my mind was bent,
And, fool I was! I married;
But never honest man's intent
So cursedly miscarried.

Some sorry comfort at the last,
When all these days are done, man:
My ' pains of hell' on earth is past,
I am sure of bliss above, man.

 

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