by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Landlady, count the lawin' 
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Landlady, count the lawin, 
The day is near the dawin; 
Ye're a' blind drunk, boys, 
   And I'm but jolly fou.
 Hey tutti, taiti, 
 How tutti, taiti, 
 Hey tutti, taiti, 
 Wha's fou now? 

Cog, an ye were ay fou, 
Cog, an ye were ay fou, 
I wad sit and sing to you, 
   If ye were ay fou! 

Weel may ye a' be! 
Ill may ye never see! 
God bless the king 
   And the companie!

Confirmed with The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns, edited by James Barke with an Introduction by John Cairney, Collins, Glasgow, 1995, Page 430.

lawin = the bill/check
fou = drunk
cog (coggie) = friend


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