Wilt thou be my Dearie


Wilt thou be my Dearie; When sorrow wrings thy gentle heart, O wilt thou let me chear thee: By the treasure of my soul, That's the love I bear thee! I swear and vow, that only thou Shalt ever be my Dearie Only thou, I swear and vow, Shalt ever be my Dearie. Lassie, say thou lo'es me; Or if thou wilt na be my ain, Say na thou'lt refuse me: If it winna, canna be, Thou for thine may chuse me, Let me, Lassie, quickly die, Trusting that thou lo'es me. Lassie, let me quickly die, Trusting that thou lo'es me.

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John Ramage

About this work

This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1794 and is read here by John Ramage.

Themes for this poem

love woman anguish

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