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John come kiss me now


O John, come kiss me now, now, now; O John, my luve, come kiss me now; O John, come kiss me by and by, For weel ye ken the way to woo. O some will court and compliment, And ither some will kiss and daut; But I will mak o' my gudeman, My ain gudeman, it is nae faute. O some will court and compliment, And ither some will prie their mou, And some will hause in ithers arms, And that's the way I like to do. O John, come kiss me now, now, now; O John, my luve, come kiss me now; O John, come kiss me by and by, For weel ye ken the way to woo.

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Daniela Nardini

About this work

This is a song by Robert Burns. It was written in 1792 and is read here by Daniela Nardini.

More about this song

'John come kiss me now' first appeared in the Scots Musical Museum in 1790.

Written from the female perspective, a woman invites her lover to dispense with 'courting' and 'compliments' in favour of physical affection. And so, the song is yet another example of Burns's insistence upon mutual female desire.

Pauline Mackay

Themes for this song

man seduction

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