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335. Song-Fragment-Johnie lad, Cock up your Beaver

335. Song-Fragment-Johnie lad, Cock up your Beaver

WHEN first my brave Johnie lad came to this town,
He had a blue bonnet that wanted the crown;
But now he has gotten a hat and a feather,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!

Cock up your beaver, and cock it fu’ sprush,
We’ll over the border, and gie them a brush;
There’s somebody there we’ll teach better behaviour,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!



Poem 335. Song-Fragment-Johnie lad, Cock up your Beaver - Robert Burns