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On A Celebrated Ruling Elder

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Here Souter Hood in death does sleep:
In hell, if he's gane thither,
Satan, gie him thy gear to keep;
He'll haud it weel thegither.

 

Here Cobbler Hood in death does sleep:
In hell, if he has gone thither,
Satan, give him your money to keep;
He will take good care of it.

 

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