Robert Burns- A Man’s A Man

Der Text ist ein um 1795 ent­stan­de­nes schot­ti­sches Lied von Robert Burns. Auf­grund des dar­in aus­ge­drück­ten Wun­sches nach Gleich­heit und Gerech­tig­keit lässt es sich für mich auch in heu­ti­ge Berei­che über­tra­gen. Das Stück gehört zu mei­nen Favo­ri­ten von Burns.

A Man’s A Man

Is the­re, for honest pover­ty that hangs 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

What though on hame­ly fare we dine,
Wear hod­din grey, an a’ that
Gie fools their silks and kna­ves their wine,
A Man’s a Man for a’ that
For a’ that, an a’ that
Their tin­sel show an a’ that
The honest man, though e’er sae poor
Is king o men for a’ that

Ye see yon bir­kie ca’d a lord
Wha struts, an sta­res, an a’ that
Tho’ hund­reds wor­ship at his word,
He’s but a coof for a’ that
For a’ that, an a’ that
His rib­band, star, an a’ that
The man o’ inde­pen­dent mind,
He looks an laughs at a’ that

A prince can mak a bel­ted knight,
A mar­quis, duke, an a’ that
But an honest man’s above his might –
Guid faith, he mustn‘t fa’ that!
For a’ that, an a’ that
Their dignities, an a’ that,
The pith o sen­se an pri­de o worth
Are hig­her rank than a’ that

Then let us pray that come it may,
As come it will for a’ that
That sen­se and worth o’er a’ the earth
Shall bear the gree an a’ that
For a’ that, an a’ that
It’s comin yet for a’ that
That man to man the warld o’er
Shall brithers be for a’ that

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