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O Fare Ye Weel My Auld Wife
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

O Fare Ye Weel My Auld Wife

TUNE: (As Title)
1.
O fare ye weel, my auld wife!
Sing bum bibery bum,
O fare ye weel, my auld wife!
Sing bum.
O fare ye weel, my auld wife!
The steerer up o' sturt and strife,
The maut's aboon the meal the night
Wi' some.
2.
An' fare ye weel, my pyke-staff,
Sing bum bibery bum,
An' fare ye weel, my pyke-staff,
ing bum.
An' fare ye weel, my pyke-staff,
Nae mair wi' you my wife I'll baff,
The maut's aboon the meal the night
Wi' some.

 

O Fare You Well My Old Wife

O fare you well, my old wife!
Sing bum bibery bum,
O fare you well, my old wife!
Sing bum.
O fare you well, my old wife!
The stirrer up on trouble and strife,
The malt is above the meal the night
With some.

And fare you well, my pick-staff,
Sing bum bibery bum,
And fare you well, my pick-staff,
Sing bum.
And fare you well, my pick-staff,
No more with you my wife I will strike,
The malt is above the meal the night
With some.

 

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