MS: 'The Heron Ballads' by Robert Burns

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MS: 'The Heron Ballads' by Robert Burns

4
To paughty Lordlings shall we jouk,
And it against the law, that:
For even a Lord may be a gowk,
Tho sprung frae kings & a' that. --
For a' that & a' that,
Here's Heron yet for a' that;
A lord may be a lousy loun,
Wi' ribband, star & a' that. ----

5
Yon beardless boy comes o'er the hills,
Wi's uncle's gowd, & a' that:
But we'll hae ane frae 'mang oursels
A man we ken & a' that. ----
For a' that & a' that,
Here's Heron yet for a' that;
We are na to be bought the market come
Like nowt & naigs & a' that. ----

6
If we are to be knaves & fools,
And bought & sauld & a' that,
A truant callan frae the schools
It's ne'er be said did a' that.
For a' that, & a' that,
Here's Heron yet for a' that;
And Master Dicky, thou shalt get
A gird & stick to ca' that. ----

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