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Stay, My Charmer
TUNE: An gille dubh ciar dubh -- Urbani's Pit-a-Patty

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

1.
Feel, oh feel my bosom beating
As the busy moments fleeting,
Pit-a patty still repeating
Like the little mallet's blow
Like the little mallet's blow
2.
Stay my charmer, can you leave me?
Cruel, cruel to deceive me!
Well you know how much you grieve me:
Cruel charmer, can you go?
Cruel charmer, can you go?
3.
By my love so ill-requited,
By my faith you fondly plighted,
By the pangs of lovers slighted,
Do not, do not leave me so!
Do not, do not leave me so!


Feel, oh feel my bosom beating
As the busy moments fleeting,
Pit-a patty still repeating
Like the little mallet's blow
Like the little mallet's blow

Stay my charmer, can you leave me?
Cruel, cruel to deceive me!
Well you know how much you grieve me:
Cruel charmer, can you go?
Cruel charmer, can you go?

By my love so ill-requited,
By my faith you fondly plighted,
By the pangs of lovers slighted,
Do not, do not leave me so!
Do not, do not leave me so!

 

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