My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

We’re posting poems about love that can be given in a letter, a card, or simply read for Valentine’s Day.

Below you can read and listen to A Red, Red Rose from the Scottish poet Robert Burns.  He wrote the New Year’s poem and song Auld Lang Syne.  You can hear that both poems are in the same meter.  A Red, Red Rose can actually be sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne!  The recording here is of someone reciting it.

Listen to an MP3 Recording of A Red, Red Rose

A Red, Red Rose

O My Luve’s like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie
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 with the sun;
I will luve thee still my dear,
When the sands of life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.

Viva la romance!

Mama Lisa

Photo: Wikipedia (Graphically edited by Mama Lisa).
Midi: Monique Palomares from Mama Lisa’s World in French

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3 Responses to “My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns”

  1. DMaunder Says:

    Hi we were wondering has any music to accompany A’Paris sur mon petit cheval gris?
    Much appreciated

  2. Monique Says:

    Burns’ poem was in my English school book when I was in 10th grade and I loved this thee’s and thou’s so much!

  3. Lisa Says:

    Cool Monique!

    D – Is this the midi you wanted or score? You can see and hear it all on the song page at À Paris sur mon petit cheval gris.

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