Comin' Through the Rye

If a body meet a body, Comin' thro the rye

Author: Robert Burns
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 If a body meet a body,
Comin' thro the rye,
If a body kiss a body,
Need a body cry?

Ev'ry lassie has her laddie,
Nane, they say, ha'e I,
Yet a' the lads they smile on me,
When comin' thro' the rye.

2 If a body meet a body,
Comin' frae the town,
If a body greet a body,
Need a body frown?

Ev'ry lassie has her laddie,
Nane, they say, ha'e I,
Yet a' the lads they smile on me,
When comin' thro' the rye.

3 Amang the train there is a swain I
Dearly love mysel':
But what's his name, or where's his hame I
dinna choose to tell.

Ev'ry lassie has her laddie,
Nane, they say, ha'e I,
Yet a' the lads they smile on me,
When comin' thro' the rye.

Source: The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection: designed for use in chapel, assembly, convocation, or general exercises of schools, normals, colleges and universities. (3rd ed.) #178

Author: Robert Burns

Burns, Robert. This poet's life had little in common with hymnology, although some of his pieces, in common with a few of Byron's, have come into use in Great Britain and America. His life, from his birth in the parish of Alloway, near Ayr, Jan. 25, 1759, to his death, at Dumfries, July 21, 1796, was one of varying lights and shadows, and has been told elsewhere, frequently and eloquently. It remains for us only to name his sacred pieces, their origin, and their use. Those in common use are:— 1. O Thou great Being! What Thou art. Lent. Burns's account of this piece as entered in his Common¬place Book, under the date of "March, 1784," is:— "There was a certain period of my life that my spirit was broken by repeated losses and disaste… Go to person page >

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First Line: If a body meet a body, Comin' thro the rye
Title: Comin' Through the Rye
Author: Robert Burns
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ev'ry lassie has her laddie



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