O, Were I On Parnassus Hill reel

Also known as My Love Is Lost To Me.

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T: O, Were I On Parnassus Hill
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Re: O, Were I On Parnassus Hill

Words of song (1788)

O, were I on Parnassus hill,
Or had o’ Helicon my fill,
That I might catch poetic skill,
To sing how dear I love thee!
But Nith maun be my Muse’s well,
My Muse maun be thy bonie sel’,
On Corsincon I’ll glowr and spell,
And write how dear I love thee.

Then come, sweet Muse, inspire my lay!
For a’ the lee-lang simmer’s day
I couldna sing, I couldna say,
How much, how dear, I love thee,
I see thee dancing o’er the green,
Thy waist sae jimp, thy limbs sae clean,
Thy tempting lips, thy roguish een-
By Heaven and Earth I love thee!

By night, by day, a-field, at hame,
The thoughts o’ thee my breast inflame:
And aye I muse and sing thy name-
I only live to love thee.
Tho’ I were doom’d to wander on,
Beyond the sea, beyond the sun,
Till my last weary sand was run;
Till then-and then I love thee!

Re: O, Were I On Parnassus Hill

Please, anyone know what "jimp" means?

Re: O, Were I On Parnassus Hill

It means they need to move the "U" and the "I" away from each other on the keyboard.
(Sorry, I couldn’t resust- LOL!)

Re: O, Were I On Parnassus Hill

But what’s a "jump waist"? That look when your jumper rides up and shows your waist? Not for S (with midriff bulge). Too silly, sorry.

Re: O, Were I On Parnassus Hill

Thanks for link. Certainly a word worth knowing …