A man's a man for a' that

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Is there for honest Poverty
That hings his head, an' a' that;
The coward slave — we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a' that!
For a' that, an' a' that.
Our toils obscure an' a' that,
The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
The Man's the gowd for a' that.

Recording from 'Pride and Passion' (REL Records), an album of songs by Robert Burns arranged by Ron Shaw. Reproduced with permission from Tim Fitzpatrick. See the credits page for further details.

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