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This Is No My Ain Lassie

Scottish Song By Robert Burns

This Is No My Ain Lassie is a Scottish song written by Robert Burns in 1795 and sung to the tune This Is No My Ain House or Deil Stick The Minister.

Written by Robert Burns for Thompson's collection, this song was dedicated to Jean Armour, his beloved wife and faithful companion right till the end of his life.


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This Is No My Ain Lassie By Robert Burns

Chorus
O this is no my ain lassie,
Fair though the lassie be;
O weel ken I my ain lassie,
Kind love is in her e'e.

I see a form, I see a face,
Ye weel may wi' the fairest place;
It wants to me the witching grace,
The kind love that's in her e'e.

Chorus

She's bonnie, blooming, straight, and tall,
And lang has had my heart in thrall;
And aye it charms my vera saul,
The kind love that's in her e'e.

Chorus

A thief sae pawkie is my Jean;
She'll steal a blink by a' unseen;
But gleg as light are lover's een,
When kind love is in the e'e.

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It may escape the courtly sparks,
It may escape the learned clarks;
But weel the watching lover marks
The kind love that's in her e'e.

Chorus


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This Is No My Ain Lassie - From Glen Collection Of Printed Music, Minstrelsy Of Scotland, Page 172


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