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150            TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
III. LOVE—HUMOROUS.
No. 168. Here's to thy health, my bonie lass!
Tune : Laggan burn Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 495.
Here 's to thy health, my bonie lass !
Gude night and joy be wi' thee ; I'll come nae mair to thy bower-door
To tell thee that I lo'e thee. O, dinna think, my pretty pink,
But I can live without thee : I vow and swear I dinna care
How lang ye look about ye!
Thou 'rt ay sae free informing me
Thou hast nae mind to marry, I'll be as free informing thee
Nae time hae I to tarry. I ken thy freens try ilka means
Frae wedlock to delay thee— Depending on some higher chance,—
But fortune may betray thee.
I ken they scorn my low estate, But that does never grieve me,
For I'm as free as any he,— Sma' siller will relieve me !






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