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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
94. Here’s his Health in Water
 
 
Tune—“The Job of Journey-work.”
 
 
ALTHO’ my back be at the wa’,
  And tho’ he be the fautor;
Altho’ my back be at the wa’,
  Yet, here’s his health in water.
O wae gae by his wanton sides,        5
  Sae brawlie’s he could flatter;
Till for his sake I’m slighted sair,
  And dree the kintra clatter:
But tho’ my back be at the wa’,
  And tho’ he be the fautor;        10
But tho’ my back be at the wa’,
  Yet here’s his health in water!
 

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