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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
239. Song—My Bonie Mary
 
 
GO, fetch to me a pint o’ wine,
  And fill it in a silver tassie;
That I may drink before I go,
  A service to my bonie lassie.
The boat rocks at the pier o’ Leith;        5
  Fu’ loud the wind blaws frae the Ferry;
The ship rides by the Berwick-law,
  And I maun leave my bonie Mary.
 
The trumpets sound, the banners fly,
  The glittering spears are ranked ready:        10
The shouts o’ war are heard afar,
  The battle closes deep and bloody;
It’s not the roar o’ sea or shore,
  Wad mak me langer wish to tarry!
Nor shouts o’ war that’s heard afar—        15
  It’s leaving thee, my bonie Mary!
 

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