Landlady, count the lawin, The day is near the dawin; Ye're a' blind drunk, boys, And I'm but jolly fou. Chorus: 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
- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Landlady, Count the Lawin " [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "Landlady, count the lawin' ", 1946, published 1949 [ voice and piano ], from 35 Scottish Lyrics and other Poems, no. 24, Bayley & Ferguson for The Saltire Society, Glasgow, page 95 [ sung text checked 1 time]
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