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Language: English

Fu' ripe, ripe was her rosy lip,
And raven was her hair;
And white, white was her swan-like neck --
Her een like starnies were!
As raven, raven was her hair,
So like the snaw her brow;
And the words that fell frae her wee saft mou'
Were happy words I trow!

And pure, pure was her maiden heart,
And ne'er a thought o' sin
Durst venture there -- an angel dwelt
Its borders a' within!
And fair as was her sweet bodie,
Yet fairer was her mind;
Menie's the queen amang the flowers --
The wale of womankind.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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

Text added to the website: 2012-04-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:50
Line count: 16
Word count: 96

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