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168. Boat Song-Hey, Ca’ Thro’

168. Boat Song-Hey, Ca’ Thro’

UP wi’ the carls o’ Dysart,
And the lads o’ Buckhaven,
And the kimmers o’ Largo,
And the lasses o’ Leven.

Chorus.-Hey, ca’ thro’, ca’ thro’,
For we hae muckle ado.
Hey, ca’ thro’, ca’ thro’,
For we hae muckle ado;

We hae tales to tell,
An’ we hae sangs to sing;
We hae pennies tae spend,
An’ we hae pints to bring.
Hey, ca’ thro’, &c.

We’ll live a’ our days,
And them that comes behin’,
Let them do the like,
An’ spend the gear they win.
Hey, ca’ thro’, &c.



Poem 168. Boat Song-Hey, Ca’ Thro’ - Robert Burns