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First Line: Ken ye ought o' captain grose
Last Line: The coins o' satan's coronation! -- iram coram dago.
Subject(s): Grose, Francis (1731-1791)


Ken ye aught o' Captain Grose? -- Igo, and ago,
If he's amang his friends or foes? -- Iram, coram, dago.

Is he to Abra'm's bosom gane? -- Igo, and ago,
Or haudin Sarah by the wame? -- Iram, coram dago.

Is he south or is he north? -- Igo, and ago,
Or drowned in the river Forth? -- Iram, coram dago.

Is he slain by Hielan' bodies? -- Igo, and ago,
And eaten like a wether haggis? -- Iram, coram, dago.

Where'er he be, the Lord be near him! -- Igo, and ago,
As for the deil, he daur na steer him. -- Iram, coram, dago.

But please transmit th' enclosed letter, -- Igo, and ago,
Which will oblige your humble debtor. -- Iram, coram, dago.

So may ye hae auld stanes in store, -- Igo, and ago,
The very stanes that Adam bore. -- Iram, coram, dago,

So may ye get in glad possession, -- Igo, and ago,
The coins o' Satan's coronation! -- Iram coram dago.





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