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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
277. Song—My Eppie Adair
 
 
Chorus.—An’ O my Eppie, my jewel, my Eppie,
  Wha wad na be happy wi’ Eppie Adair?
 
BY love, and by beauty, by law, and by duty,
I swear to be true to my Eppie Adair!
By love, and by beauty, by law, and by duty,        5
I swear to be true to my Eppie Adair!
    And O my Eppie, &c.
 
A’ pleasure exile me, dishonour defile me,
If e’er I beguile ye, my Eppie Adair!
A’ pleasure exile me, dishonour defile me,        10
If e’er I beguile thee, my Eppie Adair!
    And O my Eppie, &c.
 

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