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Chorus 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!
Eppie = diminutive form of the name Elspeth.
- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Eppie Adair" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809), "Eppie Adair ", JHW. XXXII/1 no. 74, Hob. XXXIa no. 74 [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Wilhelm Christoph Leonhard Gerhard (1780 - 1858) , "Eppie Adair" ENG FRE ; composed by Hubert Ferdinand Kufferath.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Eppie Adair", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
This text was added to the website: 2012-10-04
Line count: 13
Word count: 51
Refrain Et oh, ma Eppie Mon trésor, ma Eppie ! Comment ne pas être heureux Avec Eppie Adair ? Sur l'amour et la beauté, Sur la loi et le devoir, Je jure d'être fidèle À ma Eppie Adair ! Que tous les plaisirs me quittent, Que le déshonneur m'avilisse Si jamais je te trompe, Ma Eppie Adair !
- Translation from Scottish (Scots) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2014-08-05
Line count: 13
Word count: 58