Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

On Tam The Chapman - Poem by Robert Burns

AS Tam the chapman on a day,
Wi'Death forgather'd by the way,
Weel pleas'd, he greets a wight so famous,
And Death was nae less pleas'd wi' Thomas,
Wha cheerfully lays down his pack,
And there blaws up a hearty crack:
His social, friendly, honest heart
Sae tickled Death, they could na part;
Sae, after viewing knives and garters,
Death taks him hame to gie him quarters.

Topic(s) of this poem: death


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  • (10/2/2016 11:09:00 AM)

    A bit of an odd poem this one. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 24, 2014



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