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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
John Anderson, My Jo
By Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
JOHN ANDERSON, my jo, John,
  When we were first acquent;
Your locks were like the raven,
  Your bonnie brow was brent;
But now your brow is beld, John,        5
  Your locks are like the snaw;
But blessings on your frosty pow,
  John Anderson, my jo.
 
John Anderson, my jo, John,
  We clamb the hill thegither;        10
And mony a cantie day, John,
  We’ve had wi’ ane anither;
Now we maun totter down, John,
  And hand in hand we’ll go,
And sleep thegither at the foot,        15
  John Anderson, my jo.
 
 
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