This Is Nae My Ain Lassie

DESCRIPTION: "O this is nae my ain lassie, Fair tho' the lassie be, For weel keen I my ain lassie, Kind love is in her e'e." His Jean can "steal a blink by a' unseen" and only he sees "the kind love that's in her e'e"
AUTHOR: Robert Burns (source: Dick -- but note that Dick attributes it to the Orpheus Caledonius, published before Burns was born)
EARLIEST DATE: 1733 (Orpheus-Caledonius, according to Dick)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig/Duncan4 714, "This Is Nae My Ain Lassie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-BookOfScottishSong, p. 414, "This Is No My Ain Lassie" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: James C Dick, The Songs of Robert Burns (London: Henry Frowde, 1903 ("Digitized by Microsoft")), #96 p. 90, "I See A Form, I See a Face" (1 text, 1 tune)
James Kinsley, editor, Burns: Complete Poems and Songs (shorter edition, Oxford, 1969) #507, pp. 630-631, "[O this is no my ain lassie]" (1 text, 1 tune, from 1795/1796)

Roud #6156
cf. "Are You There Moriarity" (tune, per Greig/Duncan4)
cf. "This Is Nae My Plaid" (tune, per Greig/Duncan4)
File: GrD4714

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