Songs by Robert Burns

Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars song book

Rob Mossgiel

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O leave novels, ye Mauchline belles,
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Ye're safer at your spinning wheel;
      A                   G
Such witching books, are baited hooks
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For rakish rooks like Rob Mossgiel.
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Your fine Tom Jones and Grandisons
      A                  E
They make your youthful fancies reel;
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They heat your brains, and fire your veins,
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And then you're prey for Rob Mossgiel.

Beware a tongue that 's smoothly hung;
A heart that warmly seems to feel;
That feelin heart but acks a part,
'Tis rakish art in Rob Mossgiel.
The frank address, the soft caress,
Are worse than poisoned darts of steel,
The frank address, and politesse,
Are all finesse in Rob Mossgiel.

Arrangement © 2004 Bob Hay (BMI). All Rights Reserved.