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The siller crown

Language: English

"And ye shall walk in silk attire, 
"And siller hae to spare,
"Gin ye'll consent to be his bride, 
"Nor think o' Donald mair."
"Oh! wha wad buy a silken goun, 
"Wi' a poor broken heart? 
"Or what's to me a siller crown,
"Gin frae my love I part." 

His gentle manners won my heart,
"He, gratefu', took the gift; 
"Could I but think to seek it back, 
"It would be war than theft.
"For langest life can ne'er repay 
"The love he bears to me;
"And ere I'm forced to break my troth, 
"I'll lay me down and die."

Siller = silver
Gin = if
War = worse

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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