Ken ye aughto’ Captain Grose?-Igo, and ago,
If he’s amanghis friends or foes?-Iram, coram, dago.

Is he to Abra’m’s bosom gane?-Igo, and ago,
Or haudin Sarah by the wame?-Iram, coram dago.

Is he south or is he north?-Igo, and ago,
Ordrowned in the river Forth?-Iram, coram dago.

Is he slain byHielan’ bodies?-Igo, and ago,
And eaten like a wether haggis?-Iram, coram, dago.

Where’er he be, the Lord be near him!-Igo, and ago,
As for the deil, he daurnasteer him.-Iram, coram, dago.

Butplease transmit th’ enclosed letter,-Igo, and ago,
Which will oblige your humble debtor.-Iram, coram, dago.

So may ye haeauldstanes in store,-Igo, and ago,
The very stanes that Adam bore.-Iram, coram, dago,

So may ye getin glad possession,-Igo, and ago,
The coins o’Satan’s coronation!-Iram coram dago.