Verses To Clarinda – Robert Burns

Verses To Clarinda Fair Empress of the poet’s soul, And Queen of poetesses; Clarinda, take this little boon, This humble pair of glasses: And fill…

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The Twa Herds; Or, The Holy Tulyie – Robert Burns

The Twa Herds; Or, The Holy Tulyie O A’ ye pious godly flocks, Weel fed on pastures orthodox, Wha now will keep you frae the…

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The Farewell – Robert Burns

The Farewell IT was a’ for our rightfu’ King    We left fair Scotland’s strand; It was a’ for our rightfu’ King    We e’er saw Irish…

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Stanzas, On The Same Occasion – Robert Burns

Stanzas, On The Same Occasion WHY am I loth to leave this earthly scene? Have I so found it full of pleasing charms? Some drops…

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Song—raging Fortune- A Fragment – Robert Burns

Song—raging Fortune- A Fragment O RAGING Fortune’s withering blast Has laid my leaf full low, O! O raging Fortune’s withering blast Has laid my leaf…

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Song—guid Ale Keeps The Heart Aboon – Robert Burns

Song—guid Ale Keeps The Heart Aboon Chorus—O gude ale comes and gude ale goes; Gude ale gars me sell my hose, Sell my hose, and…

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She’s Fair And Fause – Robert Burns

She’s Fair And Fause SHE’S fair and fause that causes my smart, I lo’ed her meikle and lang; She’s broken her vow, she’s broken my…

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On The Birth Of A Posthumous Child – Robert Burns

On The Birth Of A Posthumous Child SWEET flow’ret, pledge o’ meikle love, And ward o’ mony a prayer, What heart o’ stane wad thou…

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M’pherson’s Rant – Robert Burns

M’Pherson’s Rant Farewell, ye dungeons dark and strong, The wretch’s destinie! M’Pherson’s time will not be long On yonder gallows-tree. Chorus: Sae rantingly, sae wantonly,…

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Jamie, Come Try Me – Robert Burns

Jamie, Come Try Me Chorus.—Jamie, come try me, Jamie, come try me, If thou would win my love, Jamie, come try me. IF thou should…

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Grace Before And After Meat – Robert Burns

Grace Before And After Meat O LORD, when hunger pinches sore, Do thou stand us in stead, And send us, from thy bounteous store, A…

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Epistle To Dr. Blacklock – Robert Burns

Epistle To Dr. Blacklock ELLISLAND, 21st Oct., 1789.WOW, but your letter made me vauntie! And are ye hale, and weel and cantie? I ken’d it…

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Caledonia- A Ballad – Robert Burns

Caledonia- A Ballad THERE was once a day, but old Time wasythen young, That brave Caledonia, the chief of her line, From some of your…

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Address To A Haggis – Robert Burns

Address To A Haggis Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or…

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To Ruin – Robert Burns

To Ruin ALL hail! inexorable lord! At whose destruction-breathing word, The mightiest empires fall! Thy cruel, woe-delighted train, The ministers of grief and pain, A…

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The Ploughman’s Life – Robert Burns

The Ploughman’s Life As I was a-wand’ring ae morning in spring, I heard a young ploughman sae sweetly to sing; And as he was singin’,…

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The Calf – Robert Burns

The Calf RIGHT, sir! your text I’ll prove it true, Tho’ heretics may laugh; For instance, there’s yourself just now, God knows, an unco calf….

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Song—the Young Highland Rover – Robert Burns

Song—the Young Highland Rover LOUD blaw the frosty breezes, The snaws the mountains cover; Like winter on me seizes, Since my young Highland rover Far…

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Song—my Nanie’s Awa – Robert Burns

Song—my Nanie’s Awa NOW in her green mantle blythe Nature arrays, And listens the lambkins that bleat o’er her braes; While birds warble welcomes in…

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Song—crowdie Ever Mair – Robert Burns

Song—crowdie Ever Mair O THAT I had ne’er been married, I wad never had nae care, Now I’ve gotten wife an’ weans, An’ they cry…

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Rigs O’ Barley, The – Robert Burns

Rigs O’ Barley, The It was upon a Lammas night, When corn rigs are bonnie, Beneath the moon’s unclouded light, I held away to Annie:…

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O Were My Love Yon Lilac Fair – Robert Burns

O Were My Love Yon Lilac Fair O WERE my Love yon lilac fair,    Wi’ purple blossoms to the spring, And I a bird to…

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Lines To Mr. John Kennedy – Robert Burns

Lines To Mr. John Kennedy FAREWELL, dear friend! may guid luck hit you, And ‘mang her favourites admit you: If e’er Detraction shore to smit…

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Impromptu On Mrs. Riddell’s Birthday – Robert Burns

Impromptu On Mrs. Riddell’s Birthday OLD Winter, with his frosty beard, Thus once to Jove his prayer preferred: “What have I done of all the…

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Fickle Fortune- A Fragment – Robert Burns

Fickle Fortune- A Fragment THOUGH fickle Fortune has deceived me, She pormis’d fair and perform’d but ill; Of mistress, friends, and wealth bereav’d me, Yet…

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Epigram On A Country Laird (Cardoness) – Robert Burns

Epigram On A Country Laird (Cardoness) BLESS Jesus Christ, O Cardonessp, With grateful, lifted eyes, Who taught that not the soul alone, But body too…

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Battle Of Sherramuir, The – Robert Burns

Battle Of Sherramuir, The “O cam ye here the fight to shun, Or herd the sheep wi’ me, man? Or were ye at the Sherra-moor,…

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A Man’s A Man For A’ That – Robert Burns

A Man’s A Man For A’ That Is there for honesty poverty That hings his head, an’ a’ that; The coward slave – we pass…

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Winter- A Dirge – Robert Burns

Winter- A Dirge The wintry west extends his blast, And hail and rain does blaw; Or the stormy north sends driving forth The blinding sleet…

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To A Louse – Robert Burns

To A Louse On Seeing One on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church Ha! whare ye gaun’ ye crowlin ferlie? Your impudence protects you sairly; I…

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The Jolly Beggars- A Cantata – Robert Burns

The Jolly Beggars- A Cantata RecitativoWHEN lyart leaves bestrow the yird, Or wavering like the bauckie-bird, Bedim cauld Boreas’ blast; When hailstanes drive wi’ bitter…

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The Author’s Earnest Cry And Prayer – Robert Burns

The Author’s Earnest Cry And Prayer YE Irish lords, ye knights an’ squires, Wha represent our brughs an’ shires, An’ doucely manage our affairs In…

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Song—the Bonie Wee Thing – Robert Burns

Song—the Bonie Wee Thing Chorus.—Bonie wee thing, cannie wee thing, Lovely wee thing, wert thou mine, I wad wear thee in my bosom, Lest my…

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Song—kenmure’s On And Awa, Willie – Robert Burns

Song—kenmure’s On And Awa, Willie O KENMURE’S on and awa, Willie, O Kenmure’s on and awa: An’ Kenmure’s lord’s the bravest lord That ever Galloway…

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Song—beware O’ Bonie Ann – Robert Burns

Song—beware O’ Bonie Ann YE gallants bright, I rede you right, Beware o’ bonie Ann; Her comely face sae fu’ o’ grace, Your heart she…

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Peggy – Robert Burns

Peggy Now westlin winds and slaught’ring guns Bring autumn’s pleasant weather; And the moorcock springs, on whirring wings, Amang the blooming heather; Now waving grain,…

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My Lord A-Hunting He Is Gane – Robert Burns

My Lord A-Hunting He Is Gane Chorus.—MY lady’s gown, there’s gairs upon’t, And gowden flowers sae rare upon’t; But Jenny’s jimps and jirkinet, My lord…

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Lament Of Mary, Queen Of Scots – Robert Burns

Lament Of Mary, Queen Of Scots NOW Nature hangs her mantle green On every blooming tree, And spreads her sheets o’ daisies white Out o’er…

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Here’s To Thy Health – Robert Burns

Here’s To Thy Health Tune – “Laggan Burn.” Here’s to thy health, my bonie lass, Gude nicht and joy be wi’ thee; I’ll come nae…

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Epitaph For James Smith – Robert Burns

Epitaph For James Smith LAMENT him, Mauchline husbands a’, He aften did assist ye; For had ye staid hale weeks awa, Your wives they ne’er…

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Despondency — An Ode – Robert Burns

Despondency — An Ode Oppress’d with grief, oppress’d with care, A burden more than I can bear, I set me down and sigh: O life!…

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Airlin’s Fine Braes – Robert Burns

Airlin’s Fine Braes O I’ve walked o’er yon countries baith early and late Among Airlin’s braw lasses I’ve had mony a lang seat. Comin’ hame…

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Verses On The Destruction Of The Woods Near Drumlanrig – Robert Burns

329. Verses on the destruction of the Woods near Drumlanrig AS on the banks o’ wandering Nith, Ae smiling simmer morn I stray’d, And traced…

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The Twa Dogs – Robert Burns

The Twa Dogs A Tale ‘Twas in that place o’ Scotland’s isle, That bears the name o’ auld King Coil, Upon a bonie day in…

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The First Six Verses Of The Ninetieth Psalm Versified – Robert Burns

The First Six Verses Of The Ninetieth Psalm Versified O Thou, the first, the greatest friend Of all the human race! Whose strong right hand…

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Stanzas On Naething – Robert Burns

Stanzas On Naething TO you, sir, this summons I’ve sent, Pray, whip till the pownie is freathing; But if you demand what I want, I…

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Song—out Over The Forth – Robert Burns

Song—out Over The Forth OUT over the Forth, I look to the North; But what is the north and its Highlands to me? The south…

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Song—fragment—there Was A Bonie Lass – Robert Burns

Song—fragment—there Was A Bonie Lass THERE was a bonie lass, and a bonie, bonie lass, And she lo’ed her bonie laddie dear; Till War’s loud…

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Second Epistle To J. Lapraik – Robert Burns

Second Epistle To J. Lapraik WHILE new-ca’d kye rowte at the stake An’ pownies reek in pleugh or braik, This hour on e’enin’s edge I…

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On Glenriddell’s Fox Breaking His Chain – Robert Burns

On Glenriddell’s Fox Breaking His Chain THOU, Liberty, thou art my theme; Not such as idle poets dream, Who trick thee up a heathen goddess…

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Mr. William Smellie – A Sketch – Robert Burns

Mr. William Smellie – A Sketch SHREWD Willie Smellie to Crochallan came; The old cock’d hat, the grey surtout the same; His bristling beard just…

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It Was A’ For Our Rightful King – Robert Burns

It Was A’ For Our Rightful King 1 It was a’ for our rightful king 2 That we left fair Scotland’s strand; 3 It was…

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Go Fetch To Me A Pint – Robert Burns

Go Fetch To Me A Pint Go fetch to me a pint o wine, And fill it in a silver tassie; That I may drink,…

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Epistle On J. Lapraik – Robert Burns

Epistle On J. Lapraik WHILE briers an’ woodbines budding green, An’ paitricks scraichin loud at e’en, An’ morning poussie whiddin seen, Inspire my muse, This…

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Burlesque Lament Fo Wm. Creech’s Absence – Robert Burns

Burlesque Lament Fo Wm. Creech’s Absence AULD chuckie Reekie’s 1 sair distrest, Down droops her ance weel burnish’d crest, Nae joy her bonie buskit nest…

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Address Spoken By Miss Fontenelle – Robert Burns

Address Spoken By Miss Fontenelle STILL anxious to secure your partial favour, And not less anxious, sure, this night, than ever, A Prologue, Epilogue, or…

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To The Beautiful Miss Eliza On Her Principles Of Liberty And Eqality – Robert Burns

To The Beautiful Miss Eliza J——n, On Her Principles Of Liberty And Eqality HOW, Liberty! girl, can it be by thee nam’d? Equality too! hussey,…

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The Ordination – Robert Burns

89. The Ordination KILMARNOCK wabsters, fidge an’ claw, An’ pour your creeshie nations; An’ ye wha leather rax an’ draw, Of a’ denominations; Swith to…

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The Bonie Lass Of Albany – Robert Burns

The Bonie Lass Of Albany MY 1 heart is wae, and unco wae, To think upon the raging sea, That roars between her gardens green…

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Song—the Rigs O’ Barley – Robert Burns

Song—the Rigs O’ Barley IT was upon a Lammas night, When corn rigs are bonie, Beneath the moon’s unclouded light, I held awa to Annie;…

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