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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
539. Song—O that’s the lassie o’ my heart
 
 
Tune—“Morag.”
 
 
O WAT ye wha that lo’es me
  And has my heart a-keeping?
O sweet is she that lo’es me,
  As dews o’ summer weeping,
  In tears the rosebuds steeping!        5
 
Chorus.—O that’s the lassie o’ my heart,
  My lassie ever dearer;
O she’s the queen o’ womankind,
  And ne’er a ane to peer her.
 
If thou shalt meet a lassie,        10
  In grace and beauty charming,
That e’en thy chosen lassie,
  Erewhile thy breast sae warming,
  Had ne’er sic powers alarming;
          O that’s the lassie, &c.        15
 
If thou hadst heard her talking,
  And thy attention’s plighted,
That ilka body talking,
  But her, by thee is slighted,
  And thou art all delighted;        20
          O that’s the lassie, &c.
 
If thou hast met this Fair One,
  When frae her thou hast parted,
If every other Fair One
  But her, thou hast deserted,        25
  And thou art broken-hearted,
          O that’s the lassie o’ my heart,
            My lassie ever dearer;
          O that’s the queen o’ womankind,
            And ne’er a ane to peer her.        30
 

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