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Canst Thou Leave Me
TUNE: Ruffian's Rant

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Canst Thou Leave Me

Chorus
Canst thou leave me thus, my Katie!
Canst thou leave me thus, my Katie!
Well thou know'st my aching heart,
And canst thou leave me thus for pity?
1.
Is this thy plighted fond regard:
Thus cruelly to part, my Katie?
Is this thy faithful swain's reward:
An aching broken heart, my Katie?
2.
Farewell! And ne'er such sorrows tear
That fickle heart of thine, my Katie!
Thou may'st find those will love thee dear,
But not a love like mine, my Katie.

Can You Leave Me

Chorus
Can you leave me thus, my Katie!
Can you leave me thus, my Katie!
Well you know my aching heart,
And can you leave me thus for pity?

Is this your plighted fond regard:
Thus cruelly to part, my Katie?
Is this your faithful swain's reward:
An aching broken heart, my Katie?

Farewell! And never such sorrows tear
That fickle heart of yours, my Katie!
You may find those will love you dear,
But not a love like mine, my Katie.

 

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