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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
207. Song—I’m O’er Young to Marry yet
 
 
Chorus.—I’m o’er young, I’m o’er young,
  I’m o’er young to marry yet;
I’m o’er young, ’twad be a sin
  To tak me frae my mammy yet.
 
I AM my mammny’s ae bairn,        5
  Wi’ unco folk I weary, sir;
And lying in a man’s bed,
  I’m fley’d it mak me eerie, sir.
      I’m o’er young, &c.
 
My mammie coft me a new gown,        10
  The kirk maun hae the gracing o’t;
Were I to lie wi’ you, kind Sir,
  I’m feared ye’d spoil the lacing o’t.
I’m o’er young, &c.
 
Hallowmass is come and gane,        15
  The nights are lang in winter, sir,
And you an’ I in ae bed,
  In trowth, I dare na venture, sir.
      I’m o’er young, &c.
 
Fu’ loud an’ shill the frosty wind        20
  Blaws thro’ the leafless timmer, sir;
But if ye come this gate again;
  I’ll aulder be gin simmer, sir.
      I’m o’er young, &c.
 

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