Robbie Burns: “A Bottle and Friend”Posted: January 25, 2012 Filed under: English: Scots, Robert Burns Comments Off on Robbie Burns: “A Bottle and Friend”
“A Bottle and Friend”
There’s nane that’s blest of human kind,
But the cheerful and the gay, man,
Fal, la, la, &c.
Here’s a bottle and an honest friend!
What wad ye wish for mair, man?
Wha kens, before his life may end,
What his share may be o’ care, man?
Then catch the moments as they fly,
And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy,
And comes not aye when sought, man.
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Robert Burns (1759-1796),
was born on
this day – January 25th.
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