Contains explicit sexual scenes

How can I keep my maidenhead


How can I keep my maidenhead, My maidenhead, my maidenhead; How can I keep my maidenhead, Among sae mony men, O. The Captain bad a guinea for't, A guinea for't, a guinea for't; The Captain bad a guinea for't, The Colonel he bad ten, O. But I'll do as my minnie did, My minnie did, my minnie did; But I'll do as my minnie did, For siller I'll hae nane, O. I'll gie it to a bonie lad, A bonie lad, a bonie lad; I'll gie it to a bonie lad, For just as gude again, O. An auld moulie maidenhead, A maidenhead, a maidenhead; An auld moulie maidenhead, The weary wark I ken, O. The stretchin' o't, the strivin' o't, The borin o't, the rivin' o't, And ay the double drivin o't, The farther ye gang ben, O.

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Laura Fraser

About this work

This is a poem by Robert Burns. It is read here by Laura Fraser.

Themes for this poem

sex bawdry humour

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