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484. Song-Saw you my dear, my Philly

484. Song-Saw you my dear, my Philly

O SAW ye my Dear, my Philly?
O saw ye my Dear, my Philly,
She’s down i’ the grove, she’s wi’ a new Love,
She winna come hame to her Willy.

What says she my dear, my Philly?
What says she my dear, my Philly?
She lets thee to wit she has thee forgot,
And forever disowns thee, her Willy.

O had I ne’er seen thee, my Philly!
O had I ne’er seen thee, my Philly!
As light as the air, and fause as thou’s fair,
Thou’s broken the heart o’ thy Willy.



Poem 484. Song-Saw you my dear, my Philly - Robert Burns