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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
427. Song—Whistle and I’ll come to you
 
 
Chorus.—O WHISTLE, an’ I’ll come to ye, my lad,
O whistle, an’ I’ll come to ye, my lad,
Tho’ father an’ mother an’ a’ should gae mad,
O whistle, an’ I’ll come to ye, my lad.
 
But warily tent when ye come to court me,        5
And come nae unless the back-yett be a-jee;
Syne up the back-stile, and let naebody see,
And come as ye were na comin’ to me,
And come as ye were na comin’ to me.
    O whistle an’ I’ll come, &c.        10
 
At kirk, or at market, whene’er ye meet me,
Gang by me as tho’ that ye car’d na a flie;
But steal me a blink o’ your bonie black e’e,
Yet look as ye were na lookin’ to me,
Yet look as ye were na lookin’ to me.        15
    O whistle an’ I’ll come, &c.
 
Aye vow and protest that ye care na for me,
And whiles ye may lightly my beauty a-wee;
But court na anither, tho’ jokin’ ye be,
For fear that she wile your fancy frae me,        20
For fear that she wile your fancy frae me.
    O whistle an’ I’ll come, &c.
 

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