Robert Burns (1759–1796). Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.
O WERT thou in the cauld blast, On yonder lea, on yonder lea, My plaidie to the angry airt, I’d shelter thee, I’d shelter thee; Or did Misfortune’s bitter storms 5 Around thee blaw, around thee blaw, Thy bield should be my *****, To share it a’, to share it a’.
Or were I in the wildest waste, Sae black and bare, sae black and bare, 10 The desert were a Paradise, If thou wert there, if thou wert there; Or were I Monarch o’ the globe, Wi’ thee to reign, wi’ thee to reign, The brightest jewel in my Crown 15 *** be my Queen, *** be my Queen.