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The Luv's of Robert Burns:

Another poetic offering from regular contributor Frank Campbell.

Burns wrote many poems and songs about most of his luv's and they well outnumber the verses he actually wrote about his wife Jean. A humble start
here to try and balance the equation.


Entitled: "There was a Lass"

On the banks o' the Ayr, the Nith and the Fail
T'was there that he wrote monie a song and tale
The rippling waters to him would inspire
As he created verse wi' ardent desire.

Burns wrote o' the Lassies, and he luv'd them a'
And he knew quite a few, at least more than twa.
He oft spoke of Miss Gibson, known as 'Racer Jess'
Or even the lass Paton, he fondly called Bess.

There was Agnes (Nancy)- with alias Clarinda
While he was known but to her as Sylvander
The Maggies and Peggies and Annas of his life
Were part of the joys of seeking a wife.

When visiting Mauchline, you just might meet
One or two o' the lassies there oot on the street
Miller, Markland. Morton-The belles they are braw,
But Jean Armour was the pick, and the jewel o' them a'.

Frank Campbell 2002