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No Cold Approach


No cold approach, no altered mien, Just what would make suspicion start; No pause the dire extremes between, He made me blest - and broke my heart.

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Maureen Beattie

About this work

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

More about this song

The four lines are a fragment which Burns wrote to accommodate the music for the song, 'The Tears I shed', which appeared in The Scots Musical Museum (1792). Burns says that it was a Miss Cranston who wrote the song's other verses. It is set to the tune, 'Ianthy the lovely'.

Ralph Richard McLean

Themes for this song

love regret

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