Theniel Menzies bonie Mary


In comin by the brig o' Dye, At Darlet we a blink did tarry; As day was dawin in the sky We drank a health to bonie Mary. Theniel Menzies' bonie Mary, Theniel Menzies' bonie Mary, Charlie Grigor tint his plaidie, Kissin' Theniel's bonie Mary. Her een sae bright, her brow sae white, Her haffet locks as brown's a berry; And aye they dimpl't wi' a smile, The rosy cheeks o' bonie Mary. Theniel Menzies' bonie Mary, Theniel Menzies' bonie Mary, Charlie Grigor tint his plaidie, Kissin' Theniel's bonie Mary. We lap and danc'd the lee-lang day, Till Piper lads were wae and weary; But Charlie gat the spring to pay For kissin Theniel's bonie Mary. Theniel Menzies' bonie Mary, Theniel Menzies' bonie Mary, Charlie Grigor tint his plaidie, Kissin' Theniel's bonie Mary.

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Phyllida Law

About this work

This is a song by Robert Burns. It was written in 1788 and is read here by Phyllida Law.

Themes for this song

love beauty

Selected for 02 September

Today a song, finished later, but incubated on Burns's tour of the Highlands in early September 1787.

Donny O'Rourke

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