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Eppie Adair

Language: Scottish (Scots)

 An' O my Eppie, 
 My jewel, my Eppie! 
 Wha wad na be happy
 Wi' Eppie Adair?

By love and by beauty, 
By law and by duty, 
I swear to be true to
My Eppie Adair!

A' pleasure exile me, 
Dishonour defile me, 
If e'er I beguile thee,
My Eppie Adair!

Translation(s): FRE GER

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Confirmed with The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Cambridge edition, Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1897, page 227.

Eppie = diminutive form of the name Elspeth.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Eppie Adair", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-10-04.
Last modified: 2014-08-05 14:31:36
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