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Come, Let Me Take Thee
TUNE: Cauld Kail (Cold Broth)

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Come, Let Me Take Thee

1.
Come, let me take thee to my breast,
And pledge we ne'er shall sunder,
And I shall spurn as vilest dust
The world's wealth and grandeur!
And do I hear my Jeanie own
That equal transports move her?
I ask for dearest life alone,
That I may live to love her.
2.
Thus in my arms, wi' a' her charms,
I clasp my countless treasure,
I'll seek nae mair o' Heav'n to share
Than sic a moment's pleasure!
And by thy een sae bonie blue
I swear I'm thine for ever,
And on thy lips I seal my vow,
And break it shall I never!

Come, Let Me Take You


Come, let me take thee to my breast,
And pledge we never shall sunder (divide),
And I shall spurn as vilest dust
The world's wealth and grandeur!
And do I hear my Jeanie own (admit)
That equal transports move her?
I ask for dearest life alone,
That I may live to love her.

Thus in my arms, with all her charms,
I clasp my countless treasure,
I will seek no more of Heaven to share
Than such a moment's pleasure!
And by your eyes so lovely blue
I swear I am yours for ever,
And on your lips I seal my vow,
And break it shall I never!

 

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