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Young Peggy (2)

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Young Peggy (2)
(Robert Burns)

Young Peggy blooms our boniest lass,
    Her blush is like the morning,
The rosy dawn the springing grass
    With early gems adorning.
Her eyes outshine the radiant beams
   That gild the passing shower,
And glitter o'er the crystal streams,
   And cheer each fresh'ning flower.

Her lips, more than the cherries bright-
   A richer dye has graced them-
They charm the admiring gazer's sight,
  And sweetly tempt to taste them.
Her smile is as the evening mild,
   When feath'red pairs are courting,
And little lambkins wanton wild,
   In playful bands disporting.

Were Fortune lovely Peggy's foe,
   Such sweetness would relent her;
As blooming Spring unbends the brow
   Of surly, savage Winter.
Detraction's eye no aim can gain,
   Her winning powers to lessen;
And fretful Envy grins in vain
   The poison'd tooth to fasten.

Ye Pow'rs of Honour, Love and Truth
   From ev'ry ill defend her!
Inspire the highly-favour'd youth
   The destinies intend her!
Still fan the sweet connubial flame
  Responsive in each bosom,
And bless the dear parental name
   With many a filial blossom!

     Tune: Loch Eireachd (Eroch) Side (65)


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