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My Love She's But A Lassie Yet

Scottish Poem By Robert Burns

My Love She's But A Lassie Yet is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1789 and sung to the tune Lady Bandinscoth's Reel.

This is an old song, which received some touches from Burns for Johnson's Museum. Mr. Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe says that the old title of the air was "Put up your dagger, Jamie."


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My Love She's But A Lassie Yet By Robert Burns

Chorus
My love, she's but a lassie yet,
My love, she's but a lassie yet,
I'll let her stand a year or twa,
She'll no be half sae saucy yet.

I rue the day I sought her, O,
I rue the day I sought her, O,
Wha gets her, need-na say he's woo'd,
But he may say he's bought her, O.

Chorus

Come draw a drap o' the best o't yet,
Come draw a drap o' the best o't yet,
Gae seek for pleasure where ye will,
But here I never miss'd it yet.

Chorus

We're a' dry wi' drinking o't,
We're a' dry wi' drinking o't,
The minister kiss'd the fiddler's wife,
And cou'ldna preach for thinking o't.


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My Love She's But A Lassie Yet, From Garland Of Scotia, Printed Music, c. 1841


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