My wife's a winsome wee thing


She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing, She is a lo'esome wee thing, This dear wee wife o' mine. I never saw a fairer, I never lo'ed a dearer, And neist my heart I'll wear her, For fear my jewel tine. She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing, She is a lo'esome wee thing, This dear wee wife o' mine. The warld's wrack we share o't; The warstle and the care o't; Wi' her I'll blythely bear it, And think my lot divine. She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing, She is a lo'esome wee thing, This dear wee wife o' mine.

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Dougray Scott

About this work

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

Themes for this song

love marriage woman

Selected for 16 September

Robert Burns contributed well over a hundred songs to George Thomson's, 'Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs'. Thomson did not like his contributor's native Scots at its broadest. English words and 'refined' music widened his product's appeal. Burns first agreed to send material to Thomson on this day in 1793. He was still forwarding poems within days of his death. Today's lyric was one of the earliest to appear.

Donny O'Rourke

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