by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Epitaph For A Wag In Mauchline
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Lament him, Mauchline husbands a',
He aften did assist ye;
For had ye staid hale weeks awa',
Your wives they ne'er had miss'd ye!

Ye Mauchline bairns, as on ye pass
To school in bands thegither,
O tread ye lightly on his grass -
Perhaps he was your father!


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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-11
Line count: 8
Word count: 49