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John Anderson, my jo, John

Language: Scottish (Scots)

John Anderson, my jo, John, 
  When we were first acquent; 
Your locks were like the raven, 
  Your bonie brow was brent; 
But now your brow is beld, John, 
  Your locks are like the snow; 
But blessings on your frosty pow, 
  John Anderson, my jo. 

John Anderson, my jo, John, 
  We clamb the hill thegither; 
And mony a cantie day, John, 
  We've had wi' ane anither: 
Now we maun totter down, John, 
  But hand in hand we'll go, 
And sleep thegither at the foot, 
  John Anderson, my jo.

Translation(s): GER GER GER GER


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in German, a translation by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876) , title unknown Set in German, a translation by Wilhelm Christoph Leonhard Gerhard (1780 - 1858) , title unknown DUT Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown [text unavailable] Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown [text unavailable]

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