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When Fortune Turns the Wheel Come fill the cup, let's drink about This nicht, we'll merry be For friends and for harmony Likewise my comrades three To meet yence mair some other nicht My secret joy reveal For I now maun stray so far away Til fortune turns the wheel Nae love, nor gold, nor dress I'll take My estimate of man But when I meet a friend in need To stretch a helping hand To him I'll drink, for him I'll fetch To him my mind reveal And friends we'll be, whatever way Blind fortune turns the wheel And it's of a lovely lassie Aye, it's her I'll justly blame When dark misfortune frowned on me She denied she knew my name But friends by remorse its passed To her I'll never kneel I'll sweethearts find, both true and kind When fortune turns the wheel O ye dowie hill o Caledon Likewise sweet Coquetdale Where friends binds the firmest ties And love tells the sweetest tale Here's to my friends and to my foes Ye'll ken I wish them well That we all may meet some other nicht When fortune turns the wheel But it's some of my pretended friends If friends ye may them call They falsely turned their back on me When mine was at the wall Yet in a glass I'll drink their health Ye'll ken I wish them well That someday I may pay the debt When fortune turns the wheel sung by Lou Killen and Ray Fisher SOF
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