Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: Stay My Charmer

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Stay My Charmer

Tune-"An gille dubh ciar-dhubh."

Stay my charmer, can you leave me?
Cruel, cruel to deceive me;
Well you know how much you grieve me;
Cruel charmer, can you go!
Cruel charmer, can you go!

By my love so ill-requited,
By the faith you fondly plighted,
By the pangs of lovers slighted,
Do not, do not liave me so!
Do not, do not leave me so!