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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Robert Allan (1774–1841)

What’s A’ the Steer, Kimmer?

WHAT’S a’ the steer, kimmer?

What’s a’ the steer?

Charlie he is landed,

An’, faith, he’ll soon be here.

The win’ was at his back, carle,

The win’ was at his back;

I carena, sin’ he’s come, carle,

We were na worth a plack.

I’m right glad to hear ’t, kimmer,

I’m right glad to hear ’t;

I ha’e a gude braid claymore,

And for his sake I’ll wear ’t.

Sin’ Charlie he is landed,

We ha’e nae mair to fear;

Sin’ Charlie he is come, kimmer,

We’ll ha’e a jub’lee year.