On Tam The Chapman

      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.