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Robert Burns, #2


Comin Thro' The Rye


O Jenny's a' weet, poor body, 
Jenny's seldom dry: 
She draigl't a' her petticoatie, 
Comin thro' the rye! 


Comin thro' the rye, poor body, 
Comin thro' the rye, 
She draigl't a' her petticoatie, 
Comin thro' the rye! 


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


Gin a body meet a body 
Comin thro' the glen, 
Gin a body kiss a body, 
Need the warld ken? 


Gin a body meet a body 
Comin thro' the grain, 
Gin a body kiss a body, 
The thing's a body's ain. 




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Пробираясь до калитки
Полем вдоль межи,
Дженни вымокла до нитки
Вечером во ржи.


Очень холодно девчонке,
Бьет девчонку дрожь:
Замочила все юбчонки,
Идя через рожь.


Если кто-то звал кого-то
Сквозь густую рожь
И кого-то обнял кто-то,
Что с него возьмешь?


И какая нам забота,
Если у межи
Целовался с кем-то кто-то
Вечером во ржи!..

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