Scotlands National Bard

Robert Burns 1759 - 1796

O Were I on Parnassus Hill

Spoken by David Sibbald.

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Then come, sweet Muse, inspire my Lay
For a' the lee-lang simmer's day
I couldna sing, I couldna say
How much, how dear I love thee.
I see thee dancing o'er the green
Thy waist sae jimp, thy limbs sae clean
Thy tempting lips, thy roguish een
By Heaven and Earth I love thee!

By night, by day, a-field, at hame
The thoughts o' thee my breast inflame
And ay I muse and sing thy name
I only live to love thee.
Tho' I were doom'd to wander on
Beyond the sea, beyond the sun
Till my last weary sand was run,
Till then, and then, I'd love thee!

To listen to more spoken word click on the relevant poem
A Man's a Man.
My Love is Like a Red, Red, Rose.
Auld Lang Syne.
Epistle to Davie.
Ae Fond Kiss.
Tam o'Shanter.
To a Louse.
To a Mouse.

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