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O, Wat Ye Wha That Lo'es Me
TUNE: Morag (Mary)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

O, Wat Ye Wha That Lo'es Me
TUNE: Morag (Mary)

Chorus
O, that's the lassie o' my heart,
My lassie ever dearer!
O, that's the queen o' womankind,
And ne'er a ane to peer her!
1.
O, wat ye wha that lo'es me,
And has my heart a keeping?
O, sweet is she that lo'es me
As dews o' summer weeping,
In tears the rosebuds steeping!
2.
If thou shalt meet a lassie
In grace and beauty charming,
That e'en thy chosen lassie,
Erewhile thy breast sae warming,
Had ne'er sic powers alarming:-
3.
If thou hadst heard her talking
(And thy attention's plighted),
That ilka body talking
But her by thee is slighted,
And thou art all-delighted:-
4.
If thou hast met this fair one,
When frae her thou hast parted,
If every other fair one
But her thou hast deserted,
And thou art broken-hearted:-

 

O, Know You Who That Loves Me


Chorus
O, that is the girl of my heart,
My girl ever dearer!
O, that is the queen of womankind,
And never a one to peer her!

O, know you who that loves me,
And has my heart a keeping?
O, sweet is she that loves me
As dews of summer weeping,
In tears the rosebuds steeping!

If you shall meet a girl
In grace and beauty charming,
That even your chosen lass (girlfriend),
Before this your breast so warming,
Had never such powers alarming:-

If you had heard her talking
(And your attention is plighted),
That every body talking
Except her by you is slighted,
And you are all-delighted:-

If you had met this fair one,
When from her you had parted,
If every other fair one
But her you had deserted,
And you are broken-hearted:-

 

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