Altho' He Has Left Me


Altho' he has left me for greed o' the siller, I dinna envy him the gains he can win; I rather wad bear a' the lade o' my sorrow, Than ever hae acted sae faithless to him.

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Maureen Beattie

About this work

This is a song by Robert Burns. It was written in 1791 and is read here by Maureen Beattie.

More about this song

Written in 1791, this fragment of four lines survives to tell the tale of a lover scorned and left 'for greed o' the siller' (money). The speaker claims that she would rather bear the weight of sorrow than have acted in a similar way.

Juliet Linden Bicket

Themes for this song

regret greed love

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