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Charlie He's My Darling
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Charlie He's My Darling

Chorus
An' Charlie he's my darling,
My darling, my darling,
Charlie he's my darling -
The Young Chevalier!
1.
'Twas on a Monday morning
Right early in the year,
That Charlie came to our town -
The Young Chevalier!
2.
As he was walking up the street
The city for to view,
O, there he spied a bonie lass
The window looking thro'!
3.
Sae light's he jimped up the stair,
And tirl'd at the pin;
And wha sae ready as hersel'
To let the laddie in!
4.
He set his Jenny on his knee,
All in his Highland dress;
For brawlie weel he kend the way
To please a bonie lass.
5.
It's up yon heathery mountain
And down yon scroggy glen,
We daurna gang a-milking
For Charlie and his men!

Charlie He Is My Darling

Chorus
And Charlie he is my darling,
My darling, my darling,
Charlie he is my darling -
The Young Chevalier!

It was on a Monday morning
Right early in the year,
That Charlie came to our town -
The Young Chevalier!

As he was walking up the street
The city for to view,
O, there he spied a lovely girl
The window looking through!

So light as he jumped up the stair,
And rasped at the pin;
And who so ready as herself
To let the lad in!

He set his Jenny on his knee,
All in his Highland dress;
For very well he knew the way
To please a lovely girl.

It is up yonder heather covered mountain
And down yonder scrubby glen,
We dare not go a-milking
For Charlie and his men!

 

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