Ze're bidden tak this gay mantèl, Tis a' gowd bot the hem: Zou maun gae to the gude grene wode, Ev'n by your sel alane.
The rank is but the guinea stamp—the man's the gowd for a' that.
He's sending in a cart by a groom, and I'm to tak' Bobby out and fetch him hame after a braw dinner on gowd plate.
They were a' glistening wi' gowd and silver; they're now as black as the crook.
For a' that, and a' that,Our toils obscure and a' that; The rank is but the guinea's stamp,The man's the gowd for a' that!'
Rank is but the guinea's stamp, / The man's the gowd for a' that.
Ye say that because he has a' them gowd maidles hing on his jocket!
The rank is but the guinea's stamp, / The man's the gowd for a' that.
A loving heart and a leal within, are better than gowd or gentle kin.
There warn't to be a flower 'at warn't worth its weight in gowd a'most.