Wha Is That At My Bower-Door by Robert Burns

Tune–“Lass, an I come near thee.”

“Wha is that at my bower-door?”
“O wha is it but Findlay!”
“Then gae your gate, ye’se nae be here:”
“Indeed maun I,” quo’ Findlay;
“What mak’ ye, sae like a thief?”
“O come and see,” quo’ Findlay;
“Before the morn ye’ll work mischief:”
“Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.

“Gif I rise and let you in”–
“Let me in,” quo’ Findlay;
“Ye’ll keep me waukin wi’ your din;”
“Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay;
“In my bower if ye should stay”–
“Let me stay,” quo’ Findlay;
“I fear ye’ll bide till break o’ day;”
“Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.

“Here this night if ye remain”–
“I’ll remain,” quo’ Findlay;
“I dread ye’ll learn the gate again;”
“Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.
“What may pass within this bower”–
“Let it pass,” quo’ Findlay;
“Ye maun conceal till your last hour:”
“Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.

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