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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
Oh! Dinna Ask Me Gin I Lo’e Thee
By John Dunlop (1755–1820)
OH! dinna ask me gin I lo’e thee,—
  Troth, I dar’na tell:
Dinna ask me gin I lo’e ye—
  Ask it o’ yoursel’.
Oh! dinna look sae sair at me,        5
  For weel ye ken me true:
Oh, gin ye look sae sair at me,
  I dar’na look at you!
When ye gang to yon braw, braw toun,
  And bonnier lassies see,        10
Oh, dinna, Jamie, look at them,
  Lest you should mind na me!
For I could never bide the lass
  That ye’d lo’e mair than me;
And oh, I’m sure my heart would break        15
  Gin ye’d prove false to me!

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