Here's a bottle and an honest friend


Here's, a bottle and an honest friend! What wad ye wish for mair, man? Wha kens, before his life may end, What his share may be of care, man. Then catch the moments as they fly, And use them as ye ought, man: Believe me, happiness is shy, And comes not ay when sought, man.

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Alex Norton

About this work

This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1787 and is read here by Alex Norton.

Themes for this poem

life drink future

Selected for 27 October

In October as the autumn sunlight weakens some are tempted, as the Bard was, to seek warmth and illumination in the heartening heat and golden glow of a convivial wee tincture.

Donny O'Rourke

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