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Poetry Corner:A Red Red Rose

As today is my Mum and Dad’s 61st Wedding Anniversary, I thought I’d choose what is possibly Robert Burn’s best known ballad to help them celebrate.

Mum and Dad

A Red Red Rose

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,

That’s newly sprung in June:

O my Luve’s like the melodie,

That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

 

As fair art thou, my bonny lass,

So deep in luve am I;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

Till a’ the seas gang dry.

 

Till a’ the seas gang dry , my dear,

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

While the sands o’ life shall run.

 

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve !

And fare-thee-weel, a while!

And I will come again, my Luve,

Tho’ ’twere ten thousand mile!

Written by Robert Burns 1794