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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
33. Song—“Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay
 
 
Tune—“Lass, an I come near thee.”
 
 
“WHA is that at my bower-door?”
  “O wha is it but Findlay!”
“Then gae your gate, ye’se nae be here:”
  “Indeed maun I,” quo’ Findlay;
“What mak’ ye, sae like a thief?”        5
  “O come and see,” quo’ Findlay;
“Before the morn ye’ll work mischief:”
  “Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.
 
“Gif I rise and let you in”—
  “Let me in,” quo’ Findlay;        10
“Ye’ll keep me waukin wi’ your din;”
  “Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay;
“In my bower if ye should stay”—
  “Let me stay,” quo’ Findlay;
“I fear ye’ll bide till break o’ day;”        15
  “Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.
 
“Here this night if ye remain”—
  “I’ll remain,” quo’ Findlay;
“I dread ye’ll learn the gate again;”
  “Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.        20
“What may pass within this bower”—
  “Let it pass,” quo’ Findlay;
“Ye maun conceal till your last hour:”
  “Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.
 

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