The Merry Muses of Caledonia/They Took Me to the Holy Band

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The Merry Muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns
They Took Me to the Holy Band

THEY TOOK ME TO THE HOLY BAND.

Tune"Clout the Cauldron."

An old fragment.

They took me to the Holy Band,
 For playing wi' my wife, sir,
And lang and sair they lectured me,
 For leading sic a life, sir.

I answered in not many words,
 "What deil needs a' this clatter?
As long as she could keep the grig,
 I aye was f——g at her."