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When She Cam Ben, She Bobbed

TUNE: When she cam ben she bobbit

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

When She Cam Ben, She Bobbed
TUNE: When she cam ben she bobbit
1.
O, when she cam ben, she bobbed fu' law!
O, when she cam ben, she bobbed fu' law!
And when she came ben, she kiss'd Cockpen,
And syne she deny'd she did it at a'!
2.
And was na Cockpen right saucy with a'?
And was na Cockpen right saucy with a',
In leaving the dochter o' a lord,
And kissin a collier lassie an' a'?
3.
' O, never look down, my lassie, at a'!
O, never look down, my lassie, at a'!
Thy lips are as sweet, and thy figure complete,
As he finest dame in castle or ha'.
4.
'Tho' thou hast nae silk, and holland sae sma',
'Tho' thou hast nae silk, and holland sae sma',
Thy coat and thy sark are thy ain handywark,
And Lady Jean was never sae braw.'

 

When She Came Into The Parlour, She Curtseyed
(When she came into the parlour she curtseyed)

O, when she came into the parlour, she curtseyed full low!
O, when she came into the parlour, she curtseyed full low!
And when she came into the parlour, she kissed Cockpen,
And then she denied she did it at all!

And was not Cockpen right saucy with all ?
And was not Cockpen right saucy with all,
In leaving the daughter of a lord,
And kissing a collier lassie and all?

' O, never look down, my lassie, at all'!
O, never look down, my lassie, at all'!
Your lips are as sweet, and your figure complete,
As the finest dame in castle or hall.

Although you have no silk, and fine Holland linen so small,
Although you have no silk, and fine Holland linen so small,
Your coat and your undershirt are your own handy-work,
And Lady Jean was never so lovely.'

 

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