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Poem by Robert Burns


O Whare Bid Ye Get


O WHARE did ye get that hauver-meal bannock?
  O silly blind body, O dinna ye see?
I get it frae a brisk young sodger laddie,
  Between Saint Johnston and bonnie Dundee.
O gin I saw the laddie that gae met!
  Aft has he doudled me on his knee;
May Heaven protect my bonnie Scots laddie,
  And send him safe hame to his babie and me!

My blessins upon thy sweet wee lippie,
  My blessins upon thy bonnie ee bree!
Thy smiles are sae like my blythe sodger laddie,
  Thous aye the dearer and dearer to me!
But Ill big a bower on yon bonnie banks,
  Where Tay rins wimplin by sae clear;
And Ill cleed thee in the tartan sae fine,
  And mak thee a man like thy daddie dear.



Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Ill aye ca in by yon Town
  2. To Mr. Mackenzie, Surgeon, Mauchline
  3. Ca the Yowes
  4. A Fragment (No cold approach, no altered mien)
  5. Epitaph on John Bushby, Writer, Dumfries


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