Verse > Harvard Classics > Robert Burns > Poems and Songs
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · GLOSSARY
Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
536. Song—This is no my ain lassie
 
 
Tune—“This is no my house.”
 
 
Chorus—This is no my ain lassie,
  Fair tho, the lassie be;
Weel ken I my ain lassie,
  Kind love is in her e’re.
 
I SEE a form, I see a face,        5
Ye weel may wi’ the fairest place;
It wants, to me, the witching grace,
  The kind love that’s in her e’e.
              This is no my ain, &c.
 
She’s bonie, blooming, straight, and tall,        10
And lang has had my heart in thrall;
And aye it charms my very saul,
  The kind love that’s in her e’e.
              This is no my ain, &c.
 
A thief sae pawkie is my Jean,        15
To steal a blink, by a’ unseen;
But gleg as light are lover’s een,
  When kind love is in her e’e.
              This is no my ain, &c.
 
It may escape the courtly sparks,        20
It may escape the learned clerks;
But well the watching lover marks
  The kind love that’s in her eye.
              This is no my ain, &c.
 

CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · GLOSSARY
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors