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There Was a Lad (was born in Kyle)

by Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Scottish Poet

1.
There was a lad was born in Kyle,
But whatna day o' whatna style,
I doubt it's hardly worth the while
To be sae nice wi' Robin.

Chorus:
Robin was a rovin boy,
Rantin, rovin, rantin, rovin,
Robin was a rovin boy,
Rantin, rovin Robin!

2.
Our monarch's hindmost year but ane
Was five-and-twenty days begun,
'Twas then a blast o' Janwar' win'
Blew hansel in on Robin.

Chorus:

3.
The gossip keekit in his loof,
Quo' scho, "Wha lives will see the proof,
This waly boy will be nae coof:
I think we'll ca' him Robin."

Chorus:

4.
"He'll hae misfortunes great an' sma',
But aye a heart aboon them a'.
He'll be a credit till us a':
We'll a' be proud o' Robin."

Chorus:

5.
"But sure as three times three mak nine,
I see by ilka score and line,
This chap will dearly like our kin',
So leeze me on thee, Robin!"

Chorus:

6.
"Guid faith," quo' scho, "I doubt you gar
The bonie lassies lie aspar;
But twenty fauts ye may hae waur
So blessins on thee, Robin!"

Chorus:



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