O my Luve's like a red red rose

  • for choir SATB

  • Duration 1' 20"

Words

by Robert Burns

this piece was written for a Society for the Promotion of New Music composition workshop with the BBC Singers

Availability

sheet music (PDF master score with permission to print or download an authorised number of copies) available via this website: GBP 1.20 per print-out

Text

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 art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry—

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

Robert Burns (1759-1796)