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Poem by Robert Burns


The Gallant Weaver


WHERE Cart rins rowin to the sea,
By mony a flower and spreading tree,
There lives a lad, the lad for me,
  He is a gallant weaver.

Oh I had wooers aught or nine,
They gied me rings and ribbons fine;
And I was feard my heart would tine,
  And I gied it to the weaver.

My daddie signd my tocher-band,
To gie the lad that has the land;
But to my heart Ill add my hand,
  And gie it to the weaver.

While birds rejoice in leafy bowers;
While bees rejoice in opening flowers;
While corn grows green in simmer showers,
  Ill love my gallant weaver.



Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Lines Supposed to Have Been Written by Burns, and Forwarded to John Rankine, Ayrshire, Immediately after the Poets Decease
  2. Verses Addressed to J. Rankine
  3. Tam Glen
  4. To John Taylor
  5. Epigram on a Noted Coxcomb


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