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O, For Ane-and-Twenty, Tam
TUNE: The Moudiewart (The Mole)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

O, For Ane-and-Twenty, Tam
TUNE: The Moudiewart (The Mole)
Chorus
An' O, for ane-and-twenty, Tam!
And hey, sweet ane-and-twenty, Tam!
I'll learn my kin a rattlin sang
An I saw ane-and-twenty, Tam.
1.
They snool me sair, and haud me down,
And gar me look like bluntie, Tam;
But three short years will soon wheel roun' -
And then comes ane-and- twenty, Tam!
2.
A glieb o' lan', a claut o' gear
Was left me by my auntie, Tam.
At kith or kin I needna spier,
An I saw ane-and-twenty, Tam.
3.
They'll hae me wed a wealthy coof,
Tho' I mysel hae plenty, Tam;
But hear'st thou, laddie - there's my loof:
I'm thine at ane-and-twenty, Tam!

O, For One-and-Twenty, Tam

Chorus
And O, for one-and-twenty, Tam!
And hey, sweet one-and-twenty, Tam!
I will learn my kin (relatives) a rattling song
If I saw one-and-twenty, Tam.

They snub me sore, and hold me down,
And make me look like a stupid fool, Tam;
But three short years will soon wheel round -
And then comes one-and- twenty, Tam!

A piece of land, a handful of money
Was left me by my auntie, Tam.
Of kith or kin I need not ask,
If I saw one-and-twenty, Tam.

They will have me wed a wealthy dolt,
Though I myself have plenty, Tam;
But hear this you, lad - there is my palm:
I am yours at one-and-twenty, Tam!

 

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