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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
383. Song—My Wife’s a winsome wee thing
 
 
Air—“My Wife’s a Wanton Wee Thing.”
 
 
Chorus.—She is a winsome wee thing,
She is a handsome wee thing,
She is a lo’esome wee thing,
  This dear wee wife o’ mine.
 
I NEVER saw a fairer,        5
I never lo’ed a dearer,
And neist my heart I’ll wear her,
  For fear my jewel tine,
    She is a winsome, &c.
 
The warld’s wrack we share o’t;        10
The warstle and the care o’t;
Wi’ her I’ll blythely bear it,
  And think my lot divine.
    She is a winsome, &c.
 

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