Naebody (Poem by Robert Burns)

Classic Poem

Naebody (1)
By Robert Burns

I hae a wife o’ my ain —
    I’ll partake wi’ naebody;
I’ll tak cuckold frae nane,
    I’ll gie cuckold to naebody.

I hae a penny to spend,
    There — thanks to naebody;
I hae naething to lend,
    I’ll borrow frae naebody.


Naebody (2)


I am naebody’s lord —
    I’ll be slave to naebody;
I hae a guid braid sword,
    I’ll tak dunts frae naebody.

I’ll be merry and free,
    I’ll be sad for naebody;
Naebody cares for me,
    I’ll care for naebody.


Note:
Burns had built his house at Ellisland, sowed his first crop, the woman he loved was at his side, and hope was high; no wonder that he indulged in this independent strain.

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