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Bonie Wee Thing

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Bonie Wee Thing

Chorus
Bonie wee thing, cannie wee thing,
Lovely wee thing, wert thou mine,
I wad wear thee in my bosom
Lest my jewel it should tine.
1.
Wishfully I look and languish,
In that bonie face o' thine,
And my heart it stounds wi' anguish,
Lest my wee thing be na mine.
2.
Wit and Grace and Love and Beauty
In ae constellation shine!
To adore thee is my duty,
Goddess o' this soul o' mine!

Lovely Little Thing

Chorus
Lovely little thing, gentle little thing,
Lovely little thing, were you mine,
I would wear you in my bosom
Lest my jewel it should lose.

Wishfully I look and languish,
In that lovely face of yours,
And my heart it aches with anguish,
Lest my little thing be not mine.

Wit and Grace and Love and Beauty
In one constellation shine!
To adore you is my duty,
Goddess of this soul of mine!

 

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