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Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks

Scottish Song By Robert Burns

Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks is a Scottish song written by Robert Burns in 1794 and sung to the tune Rothiemurchie's Rant.

Written by Burns for Thomson's collection. The heroine was 'Chloris', Jean Lorimer of Craigieburn, another young lass with whom Robert became involved, while living in Dumfries.


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Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks

Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks By Robert Burns

Chorus
Lassie wi' the lint-white locks,
Bonnie lassie, artless lassie,
Wilt thou wi' me tent the flocks?
Wilt thou be my dearie, O?

Now Nature cleeds the flowry lea, 
And a' is young and sweet like thee;
O, wilt thou share its joys wi' me, 
And say thou'lt be my dearie, O?

Chorus

And when the welcome simmer shower
Has cheer'd ilk drooping little flower,
We'll to the breathing woodbine bower
At sultry noon, my dearie, O.

Chorus

When Cynthia lights, wi' silver ray
The weary shearer's hameward way,
Thro' yellow waving fields we'll stray,
And talk o' love, my dearie, O.

Chorus

And when the howling wintry blast
Disturbs my lassie's midnight rest,
Enclasped to my faithful breast,
I'll comfort thee, my dearie, O.


Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks Song Video

Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks Song - Information Video
Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks Image
Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks, From A Collection Of Scottish Songs, Printed Music, c. 1856


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