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Fairest Maid on Devon Banks


Fairest Maid on Devon banks, Crystal Devon, winding Devon, Wilt thou lay that frown aside, And smile as thou wert wont to do. Full well thou knowest I love thee dear, Couldst thou to malice lend an ear! O did not Love exclaim, 'Forbear, 'Nor use a faithful lover so.' Fairest Maid on Devon banks, Crystal Devon, winding Devon, Wilt thou lay that frown aside, And smile as thou wert wont to do. Then come, thou fairest of the fair, Those wonted smiles O let me share; And by thy beauteous self I swear, No love but thine my heart shall know.

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Stuart McQuarrie

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This is a song by Robert Burns. It was written in 1795 and is read here by Stuart McQuarrie.

Themes for this song

love unhappiness beauty

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