Robert Burns Poems

  • 851.  
    nd wigs!
    Sour Bigotry, on her last legs,Girns an' looks back,
  • 852.  
    Chorus.â??O WHISTLE, an' I'll come to ye, my lad,
    O whistle, an' I'll come to ye, my lad,Tho' father an' mother an' a' should gae mad,
  • 853.  
    O, once I lov'd a bonnie lass,
    Aye, and I love her still;And whilst that virtue warms my breast
  • 854.  
    alarm to your conscience:
    A heretic blast has been blown in the West,That what is no sense must be nonsense,
  • 855.  
    BLEST be M'Murdo to his latest day!
    No envious cloud o'ercast his evening ray;No wrinkle, furrow'd by the hand of care,
  • 856.  
    BEHOLD, my love, how green the groves,
    The primrose banks how fair;The balmy gales awake the flowers,
  • 857.  
    At a relic aul' croft upon the hill,
    Roon the neuk frae Sprottie's mill,Tryin' a' his life tae jine the kill
  • 858.  
    Thou lingering star, with less'ning ray,
    That lov'st to greet the early morn,Again thou usherast in the day
  • 859.  
    John Anderson my jo, John,
    When we were first acquent,Your locks were like the raven,
  • 860.  
    Chorus.â??I'm o'er young, I'm o'er young,
    I'm o'er young to marry yet;I'm o'er young, 'twad be a sin
  • 861.  
    THOU of an independent mind,
    With soul resolv'd, with soul resign'd;Prepar'd Power's proudest frown to brave,
  • 862.  
    spreads her sheets o' daisies white
    Out o'er the grassy lea;Now Phoebus cheers the crystal streams,
  • 863.  
    beneath the western wave;
    Th' inconstant blast howl'd thro' the dark'ning air,And hollow whistled in the rocky cave.
  • 864.  
    RASH 1 mortal, and slanderous poet, thy name
    Shall no longer appear in the records of Fame;Dost not know that old Mansfield, who writes like the Bible,
  • 865.  
    Lament in rhyme, lament in prose,
    Wi' saut tears tricklin down your nose; Our bardie's fate is at a close,
  • 866.  
    een;
    When a' our fairest maids were met,The fairest maid was bonie Jean.
  • 867.  
    'd Highland boors;
    Lord grant me nae duddie, desperate beggar,Wi' dirk, claymore, and rusty trigger,
  • 868.  
    Tune - "Go from my window, Love, do."

  • 869.  
    It was upon a Lammas night,
    When corn rigs are bonnie,Beneath the moon's unclouded light,
  • 870.  
    SIR,Yours this moment I unseal,
    And faith I'm gay and hearty!To tell the truth and shame the deil,
  • 871.  
    The winter it is past, and the summer comes at last
    And the small birds, they sing on evâ??ry tree; Now evâ??ry thing is glad, while I am very sad,
  • 872.  
    h sad Repentance dwells;
    Where turnkeys make the jealous portal fast,And deal from iron hands the spare repast;
  • 873.  
    Or wha in a' the country round
    The best deserves to fa' that?For a' that, and a' that,
  • 874.  
    AS Tam the chapman on a day,
    Wi'Death forgather'd by the way,Weel pleas'd, he greets a wight so famous,
  • 875.  
    There's nane that's blest of human kind
    But the cheerful and the gay, man.
  • 876.  
    OUT over the Forth, I look to the North;
    But what is the north and its Highlands to me?The south nor the east gie ease to my breast,
  • 877.  
    ALTHO' my bed were in yon muir,
    Amang the heather, in my plaidie;Yet happy, happy would I be,
  • 878.  
    FLOW gently, sweet Afton! amang thy green braes,
    Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise;My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream,
  • 879.  
    BLYTHE hae I been on yon hill,
    As the lambs before me;Careless ilka thought and free,
  • 880.  
    Chorusâ??Fairest maid on Devon banks,
    Crystal Devon, winding Devon,Wilt thou lay that frown aside,
  • 881.  
    WAE worth thy power, thou cursed leaf!
    Fell source o' a' my woe and grief!For lack o' thee I've lost my lass!
  • 882.  
    O Thou, the first, the greatest friend
    Of all the human race!Whose strong right hand has ever been
  • 883.  
    BEHOLD the hour, the boat, arrive!
    My dearest Nancy, O fareweel!Severed frae thee, can I survive,
  • 884.  
    O thou! whatever title suit thee,-
    Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie!Wha in yon cavern, grim an' sootie,
  • 885.  
    nth's length again:
    I see, the old bald-pated fellow,With ardent eyes, complexion sallow,
  • 886.  
    Chorus:- Bonie wee thing, cannie wee thing,
    Lovely wee thing, wert thou mine, I wad wear thee in my bosom,
  • 887.  
    O Thou dread Power, who reign'st above,
    I know thou wilt me hear, When for this scene of peace and love
  • 888.  
    O MERRY hae I been teethin' a heckle,
    An' merry hae I been shapin' a spoon; O merry hae I been cloutin' a kettle,
  • 889.  
    Chorusâ??Here's a health to ane I loe dear,
    Here's a health to ane I loe dear;Thou art sweet as the smile when fond lovers meet,
  • 890.  
    din' show'r,
    Or in gulravage rinnin scowrTo pass the time,
  • 891.  
    BEHIND yon hills where Lugar flows,
    'Mang moors an' mosses many, O,The wintry sun the day has clos'd,
  • 892.  
    I HAE a wife of my ain,
    I'll partake wi' naebody;I'll take Cuckold frae nane,
  • 893.  
    My Son, these maxims make a rule,
    An' lump them aye thegither; The Rigid Righteous is a fool,
  • 894.  
    Thou's welcome, wean; mishanter fa' me,
    If thoughts o' thee, or yet thy mammie, Shall ever daunton me or awe me,
  • 895.  
    A Guide New-year I wish thee, Maggie!
    Hae, there's a ripp to thy auld baggie: Tho' thou's howe-backit now, an' knaggie,
  • 896.  
    man,
    Ae night, at tea, began a plea,Within America, man:
  • 897.  
    Fair Empress of the poet's soul,
    And Queen of poetesses; Clarinda, take this little boon,
  • 898.  
    I lang hae thought, my youthfu' friend,
    A something to have sent you, Tho' it should serve nae ither end
  • 899.  
    O on the fourteenth day of February we sailed from the land
    In the bold Princess Royal bound for Newfoundland.We had forty bright sailors for our ship's companie,
  • 900.  
    1 Auld Coila now may fidge fu' fain,
    2 She's gotten poets o' her ain--3 Chiels wha their chanters winna hain,
Total 973 poems written by Robert Burns

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