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Bonnie Wee Thing

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Bonnie Wee Thing

Bonnie wee thing, cannie wee thing,
Lovely wee thing, wert thou mine,
I wad wear thee in my bosom,
Lest my jewel it should tine.

Wistfully I look and languish
In that bonnie face of thine.
And my heart it stounds wi' anguish,
Lest my wee thing be na mine.

Bonnie wee thing, cannie wee thing,
Lovely wee thing, wert thou mine,
I wad wear thee in my bosom,
Lest my jewel it should tine.

Wit and grace and love and beauty
In ae constellation shine!
To adore thee is my duty,
Goddess 0' this soul 0' mine!

Bonnie wee thing, cannie wee thing,
Lovely wee thing, wert thou mine,
I wad wear thee in my bosom,
Lest my jewel it should tine.

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Comments:

Written by Robert Burns in praise of 'my little idol, the charming lovely Davies Disappointed in love, she died of a broken heart.
Scots Glossary:
cannie = gentle
time = lose

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