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THE FALL OF JOCK GILLESPIE

This fell when dinner-time was done—
'Twixt the first an' the second rub—
That oor mon Jock cam' hame again
To his rooms ahint the Club.


An' syne he laughed, an' syne he sang,
An' syne we thocht him fou,
An' syne he trumped his partner's trick,
An' garred his partner rue.


Then up and spake an elder mon,
That held the Spade its Ace—
"God save the lad! Whence comes the licht
"That wimples on his face?"


An' Jock he sniggered, an' Jock he smiled,
An' ower the card-brim wunk:—
"I'm a' too fresh fra' the stirrup-peg,
"May be that I am drunk."


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