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King Solomon, prince o' divines,
 Wha proverbs made, an' a' that,
Baith mistresses an' concubines.
 In hunders had, for a' that.
 For a' that an' a' that,
 Tho' a preacher wise, an' a' that,
 The smuttiest sang that e'er was sung,
 His "Sang o' Sangs" is a' that.
 
Then still I swear, a clever chiel
 Should kiss a lass, an' a' that,
Tho' priests consign him to the deil,
 As reprobate, an' a' that.
 For a' that, an' a' that.
 Their canting stuff, an' a' that.
 They ken nae mair wha's reprobate,
 Than you or I, for a' that.




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