by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Translation by Josef Václav Sládek (1845 - 1912)

Jamie, come try me
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Available translation(s): FRE
      Jamie, come try me,	
        Jamie, come try me,	
      If thou would win my love,	
        Jamie, come try me.
 
If thou should ask my love,
  Could I deny thee?	
If thou would win my love,	
  Jamie, come try me!

If thou should kiss me, love,
  Wha could espy thee?	
If thou wad be my love,	
  Jamie, come try me!	

      Jamie, come try me,	
        Jamie, come try me,	
      If thou would win my love,	
        Jamie, come try me.

Confirmed with The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Cambridge edition, Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1897, page 219.


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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by L. G. Silbergleit , "Wollt' er nur fragen" ; composed by Carl Bohm, Catharinus Elling, Carl Goldmark, George Henschel, Wilhelm Albert Rischbieter, Felix von Woyrsch.
  • Also set in Slovenian (Slovenščina), a translation by Oton Župančič (1878 - 1949) ; composed by Anton Lajovic.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Josef Václav Sládek) , "Přijď si mne zkusit"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Jamie, viens me tenter", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2007-11-21
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Word count: 77

Přijď si mne zkusit
Language: Czech (Čeština)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Přijď si mne zkusit,
přijď si, mne zkusit,
mám-li tě ráda mít,
přijď si mne zkusit.

Chceš-li mne milovat,
budu já musit,
mám-li tě ráda mít,
přijď si mne zkusit.

Můžeš mne celovat,
nesmíš mne dusit, —
nikdo se nedozví,
přijď si mne zkusit.

Přijď si mne zkusit,
přijď si mne zkusit,
mám-li tě ráda mít,
přijď si mne zkusit.

Confirmed with BURNS, Robert. Výbor z písní a ballad, translated by Josef Václav Sládek, Praha: J. Otto, 1892.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-08-12
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Word count: 60