Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, JOHN ANDERSON, by ROBERT BURNS

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First Line: John anderson, my jo, john, / when we were first acquent
Last Line: John anderson, my jo.
Subject(s): Aging; Home; Love - Marital; Marriage; Sex; Togetherness; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

JOHN ANDERSON, my jo, John,
When we were first acquent,
Your locks were like the raven,
Your bonie brow was brent;
But now your brow is beld, John,
Your locks are like the snaw;
But blessings on your frosty pow,
John Anderson, my jo.

John Anderson, my jo, John,
We clamb the hill thegither;
And monie a canty day, John,
We've had wi' ane anither.
Now we maun totter down, John,
But hand in hand we'll go:
And sleep thegither at the foot,
John Anderson, my jo.

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