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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
491. Song—Lassie wi’ the Lint-white Locks
Tune—“Rothiemurchie’s Rant.”
Chorus.—Lassie wi’the lint-white locks,
  Bonie lassie, artless lassie,
Wilt thou wi’ me tent the flocks,
  Wilt thou be my Dearie, O?
NOW Nature cleeds the flowery lea,        5
And a’ is young and sweet like thee,
O wilt thou share its joys wi’ me,
  And say thou’lt be my Dearie, O.
    Lassie wi’ the, &c.
The primrose bank, the wimpling burn,        10
The cuckoo on the milk-white thorn,
The wanton lambs at early morn,
  Shall welcome thee, my Dearie, O.
    Lassie wi’ the, &c.
And when the welcome simmer shower        15
Has cheer’d ilk drooping little flower,
We’ll to the breathing woodbine bower,
  At sultry noon, my Dearie, O.
    Lassie wi’ the, &c.
When Cynthia lights, wi’ silver ray,        20
The weary shearer’s hameward way,
Thro’ yellow waving fields we’ll stray,
  And talk o’ love, my Dearie, O.
    Lassie wi’ the, &c.
And when the howling wintry blast        25
Disturbs my Lassie’s midnight rest,
Enclasped to my faithfu’ breast,
  I’ll comfort thee, my Dearie, O.
    Lassie wi’ the, &c.


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