A red, red rose
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 A RED, RED ROSE
by Robert Burns 
 

A red, red rose by Robert Burns is one of the most famous poems in the world. Often performed in schools, actor Brian McKigen’s recital is a perfect example of how to read this beautiful poem in Scots.

  A Red, Red Rose - the poem

 A RED, RED ROSE
by Robert Burns


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 play’d in tune.

As fair are thou, my bonie 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:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve!
And fare thee weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile!