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2l6            TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 242. Gane is the day.
Tune : Gudewife, count the lawin Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 313.
Gane is the day, and mirk's the night, But we'll ne'er stray for faut o' light, For ale and brandy's stars and moon, And blude-red wine 's the' rysin sun.
Chorus. Then, gudewife, count the lawin, The lawin, the lawin; Then, gudewife, count the lawin, And bring a coggie mair.
There's wealth and ease for gentlemen, And simple folk maun fecht and fen'; But here we're a' in ae accord, For ilka man that's drunk's a lord.
My coggie is a haly pool,
That heals the wounds o' care and dool,
And pleasure is a wanton trout:
And ye drink it a', ye'll find him out!
No. 243. Come, bumpers high! express your joy !
Tune : Y^re welcome Charlie Stewart (see No. 26).
Chorus. You're welcome, Willie Stewart! You're welcome, Willie Stewart! There's ne'er a flpw'r that blooms in May, That's half sae welcome's thou art!






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