by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Language: Scottish (Scots) 
I hae a wife o' my ain,
I'll partake wi' naebody;
I'll tak Cuckold frae nane,
I'll gie Cuckold to naebody. -

I hae a penny to spend,
There, thanks to naebody;
I hae naething to lend,
I'll borrow frae naebody. -

I am naebody's lord,
I'll be slave to naebody;
I hae a gude braid sword,
I'll take dunts frae naebody. -

I'll be merry and free,
I'll be sad for naebody;
Naebody cares for me,
I care for naebody. -


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Wilhelm Christoph Leonhard Gerhard (1780 - 1858) , "Niemand" ; composed by Robert Schumann.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Georg Vierling.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-19
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Word count: 82