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Robert Burns

My heart is sair - I dare na tell -
My heart is sair for Somebody;
I could wake a winter night
For the sake o' Somebody.
O-hon! for Somebody!
O-hey! for Somebody!
I could range the world around,
For the sake o' Somebody.

Ye Powers that smile on virtuous love,
O, sweetly smile on Somebody!
Frae ilka danger keep him free,
And send me safe my Somebody!
O-hon! for Somebody!
O-hey! for Somebody!
I wad do-what wad I not?
For the sake o' Somebody.

Footnote: The Somebody in this song could possibly be Bonnie Prince Charlie.  Burns seems to refer to this song as early as November 1787 in a letter to Peggy Chalmers.  She had desired to see it in the second volume of the Museum and he wrote - "I am afraid the song of Somebody will come too late."



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