Skip to comments.My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Posted on 01/25/2011 5:31:19 AM PST by Sparky1776
0, my love is like a red, red rose, that's newly sprung in June. 0, my love is like a melody, that's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair thou art, my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I, And I will love thee still, my dear, till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, and the rocks melt wi' the sun! And I will love thee still, my dear, while the sands of life shall run.
And fare the weel, my only love! And fare the well awhile! And I will come again, my love. Tho it were ten thousand mile!
“My Love is Like a Red Red Rose” by the lovely Eddi Reader:
Well, I would not condemn him as a commie. Economic conditions were so dreadful back then, there were so many people suffering and actually starving to death in Scotland and the abuses of the aristocracy so cruel and prevalent, that a compassionate soul who could not predict the future might well support some ideas to equalize matters a bit.
But he was pretty hard on the womenfolk, for sure! Poor Jean bore him nine children, and it seems he could hardly look at a woman without starting a child. A naughty lad.
Also the excuse for the Bolsheviks.
Well...I suppose that "A Man's A Man for A' That." :)
Happy birthday, Rabbie! I'm going to pass on the haggis, though.
But eventually a penintent one.
Reader attend-whether thy soul
Soars fancy flights beyond the pole
Or darkling grubs this earthly hole
In low Pursuit
Know, prudent, cautious, self controul
Is wisdom's root.
“Also the excuse for the Bolsheviks”
True but here he sounds more like a Tea Party type (though he was a revenue officer at one time) here:
Burns was trying to tear down the influence of the church, thus aiding socialistic ideas.
His "free-love" practices are a dead giveaway. He would have been fully content belonging to the SDS in the 60's.
“Burns was trying to tear down the influence of the church, thus aiding socialistic ideas.”
There was no separation of chuch & state in Scotland then, he would have fit in nicely during the American Revolution - and clearly sided with the people in the French Revolution - to be fair the commies didn’t come around till well after his death.
Interesting points though.
Burns’ bohemian lifestyle wouldn’t have put him in good stead with the Founding Fathers. His strident anti-churchism would also have made him unpopular. The French Revolution was more his style. Even Thomas Jefferson came to renounce the French Revolution for its over-the-top mob rule.
The seeds of communism were born in the French revolution.
~ Scots Ping ~
That was very nice Mancini - Thank you!
Do they still sell them Joe? Haven’t had one in years!
At the end of his visit, he is shown into a ward with a number of patients who show no obvious signs of injury. He goes to examine the first man he sees, and the man proclaims:
Fair fa' yer honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain e' the puddin' race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
painch tripe or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
as lang's my arm.
The Englishman, somewhat taken aback, goes to the next patient, and immediately the patient launches into:
Some hae meat, and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.
This continues with the next patient:
Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie,
O what a panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
wi' bickering brattle.
I wad be laith to run and chase thee,
wi' murdering prattle!"
"Well," the Englishman mutters to his Scottish colleague, "I see you saved the psychiatric ward for the last."
"Nay, nay," the Scottish doctor corrected him, "this is the Serious Burns unit."
Thanks sionnsar. BTW, that gif animation is one of the best on the web. :’)
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In Soviet Russia, Burns was elevated as the archetypal poet of the people. A new translation of Burns proved enormously popular. The Soviet Union was the first country in the world to honour Burns with a commemorative stamp in 1956.
The English Romantic poets were a strange bunch. Blake was an anarchist, If Shelley had lived longer he probably would have been a communist.
Interesting info. Thanks.