My heart is sair, I dare na tell,
My heart is sair for somebody,
I could wake a winter night,
For the sake o' somebody
Oh! hon, for somebody!
Oh! hey, for somebody,
I would range the world around,
For the sake o'somebody
Ye powers that smile on vrtuous love,
O sweetly smile on somebody!
Frae ilka danger keep him free,
And send me safe my somebody,
Oh hon! for somebody!
Oh hey! for somebody!
I wad gae where wad I not,
For the sake o' somebody!
Bishop, Henry R., "My Heart Is Sair for Somebody" (1830). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1617.
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