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O Saw Ye My Dear, My Philly
TUNE: When she cam ben she bobbit
(When she came in she curtsied)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

O Saw Ye My Dear, My Philly

1.
O, saw ye my Dear, my Philly?
O, saw ye my Dear, my Philly?
She's down i' the grove, she's wi' a new love,
She winna come hame to her Willy.
2.
What says she my Dear, my Philly?
What says she my Dear, my Philly?
She lets thee to wit she has thee forgot,
And for ever disowns thee, her Willy.
3.
O, had I ne'er seen thee, my Philly!
O, had I ne'er seen thee, my Philly!
As light as the air, and fause as thou's fair,
Thou's broken the heart o' thy Willy.

O Saw You My Dear, My Philly


O, saw you my Dear, my Philly?
O, saw you my Dear, my Philly?
She is down in the grove, she is with a new love,
She will not come home to her Willy.

What says she my Dear, my Philly?
What says she my Dear, my Philly?
She lets you to know she has you forgotten,
And for ever disowns you, her Willy.

O, had I never seen you, my Philly!
O, had I never seen you, my Philly!
As light as the air, and false as you are fair,
You have broken the heart of your Willy.

 

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