Weekly Interlinear Poem







This is the poem
for the week of May 4.
A new interlinear poem
is available each Monday.

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Robert Jackson

"John Anderson, my jo"

-Robert Burns


John Anderson my jo, John,
jo=darling
When we were first acquent,
acquent=acquainted
Your locks were like the raven,
Your bonnie brow was brent,
bonnie=handsome
brent=smooth

But now your brow is beld, John,
beld=bald
Your locks are like the snaw,
snaw=snow
But blessings on your frosty pow,
pow=head
John Anderson my jo!

John Anderson my jo, John,
We clamb the hill togither,
clamb=climbed
And monie a cantie day, John,
monie=many
cantie=jolly

We've had wi' ane anither;
ane anither=one another
Now we maun totter down, John,
maun=must
And hand in hand we'll go,
And sleep togither at the foot,
John Anderson my jo!

John Anderson my jo, John,
When we were first acquent,
Your locks were like the raven,
Your bonie brow was brent,
But now your brow is beld, John,
Your locks are like the snaw,
But blessings on your frosty pow,
John Anderson my jo!

John Anderson my jo, John,
We clamb the hill togither,
And monie a cantie day, John,
We've had wi' ane anither;
Now we maun totter down, John,
And hand in hand we'll go,
And sleep togither at the foot,
John Anderson my jo!