Songs by Robert Burns
Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars song book
Bard of no regard
I am a Bard of no regard,
Wi' gentle folks an' a' that;
But Homer-like, the glowrin byke,
Frae town to town I draw that.
Chorus: For a' that, an' a' that,
An' twice as muckle's a' that;
I've lost but ane, I've twa behin',
I've wife eneugh for a' that.
I never drank the Muses' tank,
Castalia's burn, an' a' that;
But there it streams an' richly reams,
My Helicon I ca' that.
Great love I bear to a' the fair,
Their humble slave an' a' that;
But for how lang the flie may stang,
Let inclination law that.
Their tricks an' craft hae put me daft,
They've taen me in, an' a' that;
But clear your decks, and here's-"The Sex!"
I like the jads for a' that.
Arrangement © 2004 Bob Hay (BMI). All Rights Reserved.