Tibbie Dunbar (Poem by Robert Burns)

Old Poem

Tibbie Dunbar (1)
By Robert Burns


O, Wilt thou go wi’ me,
    Sweet Tibbie Dunbar?
O, wilt thou go wi’ me,
    Sweet Tibbie Dunbar?
Wilt thou ride on a horse,
    Or be drawn in a car,
Or walk by my side,
    O, sweet Tibbie Dunbar?


Tibbie Dunbar (2)


I care na thy daddie,
    His lands and his money,
I care na thy kindred,
    Sae high and sae lordly:
But say thou wilt hae me
    For better for waur — 
And come in thy coatie,
    Sweet Tibbie Dunbar!


We owe the air of this song to one Johnny M’Gill, a fiddler of Girvan, who bestowed his own name on it: and the song itself partly to Burns and partly to some unknown minstrel. They are both in the Museum.

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