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Hey Ca' Through (Robert Burns) It's up wi' the carles o' Dysart And the lads o' Buckhaven And the kimmers o' Largo And the lasses o' Leven. cho: Hey, ca' through, ca' through, For we hae mickle ado! Hey, ca' through, ca' through, For we hae mickle ado! We hae tales tae tell And we hae sangs tae sing; We hae pennies tae spend And we hae pints tae bring. We'll live a' our days And them that come behind, Let them do the like And spend the gear they win. Contributed by Robert Burns to the Scots Musical Museum, but possibly older, as additional verses have been collected in the tradition. The places mentioned are all in Fife. Frequently recorded, e.g. by the Fisher Family, Jean Redpath, and Andy M. Stewart on "The Songs of Robert Burns." RW glossary: a': all ca'through: continue working, carry on, keep at it carles: men, common folk (compare "churl") gear: earnings, wealth hae: have kimmers: women, especially older women or gossips mickle ado: much to do sangs: songs tae: to RW
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