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Theniel Menzies' Bonie Mary
TUNE: Ruffian's Rant

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Theniel Menzies' Bonie Mary

Chorus
Theniel Menzies' bonie Mary,
Theniel Menzies' bonie Mary,
Charlie Grigor tint his plaidie,
Kissin Theniel's bonie Mary!
1.
In comin by the brig o' Dye,
At Darlet we a blink did tarry;
As day was dawin in the sky,
We drank a health to bonie Mary.
2.
Her een sae bright, her brow sae white,
Her haffet locks as brown's a berry,
And ay they dimpl't wi' a smile,
The rosy cheeks o' bonie Mary.
3.
We lap an' danc'd the lee-lang day,
Till piper-lads were wae and weary;
But Charlie gat the spring to pay,
For kissin Theniel's bonie Mary.

 

 

Theniel Menzies' Lovely Mary

Chorus
Theniel Menzies' lovely Mary,
Theniel Menzies' lovely Mary,
Charlie Grigor lost his plaid,
Kissing Theniel's lovely Mary!

In coming by the bridge of Dye,
At Darlet we a while did tarry;
As day was dawning in the sky,
We drank a health to lovely Mary.

Her eyes so bright, her brow so white,
Her side locks as brown as a berry,
And always they dimpled with a smile,
The rosy cheeks of lovely Mary.

We leaped and danced the live-long day,
Till piper-lads were sad and weary;
But Charlie got the tune to pay,
For kissing Theniel's lovely Mary.

 

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