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164              TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 184. Wha is that at my bower-door?
Tune : Lass, an I come near thee Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 337
'Wha is that at my bower-door?'
'O, wha is it but Findlay?' ' Then gae your gate, ye'se nae be here :'
'Indeed, maun I,' quo' Findlay. 'What mak ye sae like a thief?'
' O, come and see,' quo' Findlay; ' Before the morn ye'U work mischief?'
' Indeed will I,' quo' Findlay.
' Gif I rise and let you in '—
' Let me in,' quo' Findlay— ' Ye'll keep me waukin wi' your din ?'
' Indeed will I,' quo' Findlay. ' In my bower if ye should stay'—
'Let me stay,' quo' Findlay; 'I fear ye'll bide till break o' day?'—
'Indeed will I,' quo' Findlay.
' Here this night if ye remain'—
' I'll remain,' quo' Findlay— ' I dread ye'll learn the gate again ?'—
'Indeed will I,' quo' Findlay. 'What may pass within this bower'—
' Let it pass,' quo' Findlay ; 'Ye maun conceal till your last hour'—
' Indeed will I,' quo' Findlay.






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