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Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

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 warl' ken?

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

Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

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  • blank blank (12/30/2009 4:04:00 PM)

    Holden: 'If a body catch a body comin through the rye'
    Phoebe: It's not a song! It's a poem. By Robert Burns.
    The Catcher In the Rye by J.D.Salinger (Report) Reply

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