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First Line: Of a' the airts the wind can blaw
Last Line: But minds me of my jean.
Variant Title(s): I Love My Jean
Subject(s): Absence; Armour, Jean (1764-1834); Love - Marital; Memory; Separation; Isolation; Burns, Jean Armour (1764-1834); Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


Of a' the airts the wind can blaw,
I dearly like the west;
For there the bonnie lassie lives,
The lassie I lo'e best.
There wild woods grow, and rivers row,
And monie a hill's between;
But day and night my fancy's flight
Is ever wi' my Jean.
I see her in the dewy flowers,
I see her sweet and fir;
I hear her in the tunefu' birds,
I hear her charm the air;
There's not a bonnie flower that springs
By fountain, shaw, or green;
There's not a bonnie bird that sings,
But minds me of my Jean.




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