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O, Galloway Tam Cam Here To Woo
TUNE: Galloway Tam
 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

O, Galloway Tam Cam Here To Woo

1.
O, Galloway Tam cam here to woo;
I'd rather we'd gien him the brawnit cow;
For our lass Bess may curse and ban
The wanton wit o' Galloway Tam.
2.
O, Galloway Tam cam here to shear;
I'd rather we'd gien him the gude gray mare;
He kist the gudewife and strack the gudeman;
And that's the tricks o' Galloway Tam.

 

O, Galloway Tam Came Here To Court


O, Galloway Tam came here to court;
I would rather we had given him the red-brown cow;
For our girl Bess may curse and ban
The wanton wit o' Galloway Tam.

O, Galloway Tam came here to shear;
I would rather we had given him the good gray mare;
He kissed the wife and struck the husband;
And that is the tricks of Galloway Tam.

 

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