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Beware O' Bonie Ann
TUNE: Bonie Ann (Lovely Ann)

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Beware O' Bonie Ann

1.
Ye gallants bright, I rede you right,
Beware o' bonie Ann!
Her comely face sae fu' o' grace,
Your heart she will trepan.
2.
Her een sae bright like stars by night,
Her skin is like the swan.
Sae jimply lac'd her genty waist
That sweetly ye might span.
3.
Youth, Grace, and Love attendant move,
And Pleasure leads the van:
In a' their charms, and conquering arms,
They wait on bonie Ann.
4.
The captive bands may chain the hands,
But love enslaves the man:
Ye gallants braw, I rede you a',
Beware o' bonie Ann!

Beware Of Lovely Ann


You gallants bright, I warn you right (true),
Beware of lovely Ann!
Her comely face so full of grace,
Your heart she will trapan (ensnare).

Her eyes so bright like stars by night,
Her skin is like the swan.
So neatly laced her trim waist
That sweetly you might span.

Youth, Grace, and Love attendant move,
And Pleasure leads the van (front):
In all their charms, and conquering arms,
They wait on lovely Ann.

The captive bands may chain the hands,
But love enslaves the man:
You gallants handsome, I warn you all,
Beware of lovely Ann!

 

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