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56              TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 55 On Cessnock banks a lassie dwells.
Tune: The butcher boy Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 304.
On Cessnock banks a lassie dwells ;
Could I describe her shape and mien ; Our lasses a' she far excels;
An' she has twa sparkling, rogueish een.
She's sweeter than the morning dawn, When rising Phoebus first is seen ;
When dew-drops twinkle o'er the lawn; An' she has twa sparkling, rogueish een.
She's stately like yon youthful ash, That grows the cowslip braes between,
And drinks the stream with vigour fresh ; An' she has twa sparkling, rogueish een.
She's spotless like the flow'ring thorn,
With flow'rs so white and leaves so green,
When purest in the dewy morn ; An' she has twa sparkling, rogueish een.






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