Lovely Polly Stewart


O lovely Polly Stewart! O charming Polly Stewart! There's ne'er a flower that blooms in May, That's hauf sae sweet as thou art. The flower it blaws, it fades, it fa's, And art can ne'er renew it; But Worth and Truth, eternal youth Will gie to Polly Stewart. May he, whase arms shall fauld thy charms, Possess a leal and true heart! To him be given, to ken the Heaven He grasps in Polly Stewart! O lovely Polly Stewart! O charming Polly Stewart! There's ne'er a flower that blooms in May, That's hauf sae sweet as thou art.

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Midge Ure

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

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Burns composed the song 'Lovely Polly Stewart' for inclusion in James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum where it appeared in 1796. It is thought that the song was inspired by Mary Stewart (1775 - 1847), the daughter of Burns's acquaintance William Stewart (?1749 - 1812).

Pauline Mackay

Themes for this song

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