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32                TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 33. She's fair and fause that causes my smart.
Tune: The lads of Leith Cal. Pocket Companion, 1752, iv. p. 31,
She's fair and fausethat causes my smart;
I lo'ed her meikle and lang; She's broken her vow, she's broken my heart,
And I may e'en gae hang. A coof cam in wi' routh o' gear, And I hae tint my dearest dear; But Woman is but warld's gear,
Sae let the bonie lass gang!
Whae'er ye be that woman love,
To this be never blind; Nae ferlie 'tis tho' fickle she prove,
A Woman has't by kind. O Woman lovely, Woman fair, An angel form's faun to thy share, 'Twad been o'er meikle to gien thee mair!
I mean an angel mind.