O gude ale comes and gude ale goes


O gude ale comes and gude ale goes, Gude ale gars me sell my hose, Sell my hose, and pawn my shoon, Gude ale keeps my heart aboon. I had sax owsen in a pleugh, They drew a' weel eneugh, I sald them a', ane by ane, Gude ale keeps my heart aboon. Gude ale hauds me bare and busy, Gars me moop wi' the servant hizzie, Stand i' the stool when I hae done, Gude ale keeps my heart aboon. O gude ale comes and gude ale goes, Gude ale gars me sell my hose, Sell my hose, and pawn my shoon, Gude ale keeps my heart aboon.

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Crawford Logan

About this work

This is a song by Robert Burns. It was written in 1795 and is read here by Crawford Logan.

Themes for this song

drink seduction poverty

Selected for 30 September

We bid farewell to September, month of Oktoberfest in Munich, with a brimming bumper of ale! Today’s selection is another example of the Bard's fondness for wine, women and song; and indeed beer, women and song. Enjoy it while you can...

Donny O'Rourke

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