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58                TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 56. O Mary, at thy window be.
Tune : Duncan Davison Scots Musical Museum, 1788, No. 149.
.             O Mary, at thy window be,
It is the wish'd, the trysted hour! Those smiles and glances let me see,
That make the miser's treasure poor.
How blithely wad I bide the stoure, A weary slave frae sun to sun,
Could I the rich reward secure— The lovely Mary Morison.
i_         Yestreen, when to the trembling string
The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha',
To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw : Tho' this was fair, and that was braw,
And yon the toast of a' the town, I sigh'd and said amang them a';—
' Ye are na Mary Morison!'
O Mary, canst thou wreck his peace
Wha for thy sake wad gladly die ? Or canst thou break that heart of his
Whase only faut is loving thee ?
If love for love thou wilt na gie, At least be pity to me shown;
A thought ungentle canna be The thought o' Mary Morison.






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