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On Andrew Turner

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

In Se'enteen Hunder'n Forty-Nine
The Deil gat stuff to mak a swine,
And coost it in a corner;
But wilily he chang'd his plan,
An' shap'd it something like a man,
An' ca'd it Andrew Turner.

 

In Seventeen Hundred and Forty Nine
The Devil got stuff to make a swine,
And cast it in a corner;
But prudently he changed his plan,
And shaped it something like a man,
And called it Andrew Turner.

 

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