I gave my love a red red rose

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Robert Burns Quotes (Author of Poems and Songs)

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Traditional: My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose (Arr. Esenvalds)

Poetry Out Loud

O my luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June; O my luve's like the melodie That's sweetly played in tune. As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I; And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry. Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi' the sun: O I will love thee still, my dear, While the sands o' life shall run. And fare thee weel, my only luve, And fare thee weel awhile! And I will come again, my luve, Though it were ten thousand mile.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve And fare thee weel, a while! Burns worked for the final seven years of his life on projects to preserve traditional Scottish songs for the future. In all, Burns had a hand in preserving over songs for posterity, the most famous being " Auld Lang Syne ". Burns had intended the work to be published as part of Thomson's selection. However, he wrote to a friend that Thomson and he disagreed on the merits of that type of song. In his book, Urbani claimed "the words of The Red Red Rose were obligingly given to him by a celebrated Scots poet, who was so struck by them when sung by a country girl that he wrote them down and, not being pleased with the air, begged the author to set them to music in the style of a Scots tune, which he has done accordingly. Other sources have been suggested as an inspiration for Burns.

In A Nutshell

Shmoopers, Robert Burns was and is kind of a big deal. And by big deal we mean Big Deal. As in, folks loved him when he lived, and still love him today, some two hundred odd years later. In his native Scotland, he's much beloved, and he was a total star during his lifetime, which spanned the years from to Wait a second.

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