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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
250. Song—She’s Fair and Fause
 
 
SHE’S fair and fause that causes my smart,
  I lo’ed her meikle and lang;
She’s broken her vow, she’s broken my heart,
  And I may e’en gae hang.
A coof cam in wi’ routh o’ gear,        5
And I hae tint my dearest dear;
But Woman is but warld’s gear,
  Sae let the bonie lass gang.
 
Whae’er ye be that woman love,
  To this be never blind;        10
Nae ferlie ’tis tho’ fickle she prove,
  A woman has’t by kind.
O Woman lovely, Woman fair!
An angel form’s faun to thy share,
’Twad been o’er meikle to gi’en thee mair—        15
  I mean an angel mind.
 

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