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On A Noted Coxcomb
(Capt. Wm. Roddick, of Corbiston)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Light lay the earth on Billie's breast,
His chicken heart's so tender;
But build a castle on his head -
His scull will prop it under.

 

Light lay the earth on Billie's breast,
His chicken heart is so tender;
But build a castle on his head -
His skull will prop it under.

 

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