Cock Up Your Beaver

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Johnie Lad, Cock Up Your Beaver
by Robert Burns
pub. 1791, http://www.robertburns.org/works/333.shtml

When first my brave Johnie lad came to this town,
He had a blue bonnet that wanted the crown;
But now he has gotten a hat and a feather,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!

Cock up your beaver, and cock it fu' sprush,
We'll over the border, and gie them a brush;
There's somebody there we'll teach better behaviour,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.