The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167144   Message #4027614
Posted By: Bainbo
11-Jan-20 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: Burns night repertoire suggestions? (songs)
Subject: RE: Burns night repertoire suggestions?
As for humorous Burns’ work, I like his Epitaph For James Smith (or Epitaph for A Wag In Mauchline).

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 press
To school in bands thegither,
O tread ye lightly on his grass –
Perhaps he was your father!