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O Dear Minny, What Shall I Do?


TUNE: O dear minny

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

O Dear Minny, What Shall I Do?

TUNE: O dear minny
Chorus
O dear minny, what shall I do?
O dear minny, what shall I do?
O dear minny, what shall I do?
' Daft thing, doylt thing, do as I do.'
1.
If I be black, I canna be lo'ed;
If I be fair I canna be gude;
If I be lordly, the lads will look by me:
O dear minny, what shall I do?

 

O Dear Mother, What Shall I Do?

TUNE: O dear mother

Chorus
O dear mother, what shall I do?
O dear mother, what shall I do?
O dear mother, what shall I do?
' Daft thing, stupid thing, do as I do.'

If I be black, I cannot be loved;
If I be fair I cannot be good;
If I be lordly, the young men will look by me:
O dear mother, what shall I do?

 

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