What Can A Young Lassie. Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: A BABBBB BCBBBB DBEBEB F BBGBGB

Tune What can a young lassie do wi' an auld manA
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What can a young lassie what shall a young lassieB
What can a young lassie do wi' an auld manA
Bad luck on the pennie that tempted my minnieB
To sell her poor Jenny for siller an' lan'B
Bad luck on the pennie that tempted my minnieB
To sell her poor Jenny for siller an' lan'B
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II-
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He's always compleenin' frae mornin' to e'enin'B
He hosts and he hirples the weary day langC
He's doyl't and he's dozin' his bluid it is frozenB
O dreary's the night wi' a crazy auld manB
He's doyl't and he's dozin' his bluid it is frozenB
O dreary's the night wi' a crazy auld manB
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He hums and he hankers he frets and he cankersD
I never can please him do a' that I canB
He's peevish and jealous of a' the young fellowsE
O dool on the day I met wi' an auld manB
He's peevish and jealous of a' the young fellowsE
O dool on the day I met wi' an auld manB
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IVF
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My auld auntie Katie upon me takes pityB
I'll do my endeavour to follow her planB
I'll cross him and wrack him until I heart break himG
And then his auld brass will buy me a new panB
I'll cross him and wrack him until I heart break himG
And then his auld brass will buy me a new panB

Robert Burns



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