• Gae Bring to me a pint o’ wine by Robert Burns – Score for piano and voice

    Posted on February 19, 2013 by alasdair in Folk, For the mind, For the soul, on topic, Robert Burns, Sheet Music.

    As soon as I read the title “Gae Bring to me a pint o’ wine” I knew I had to reproduce the score for it!

    The song though is not, as it’s name would otherwise suggest, a drinking song.  Rather the song is a parting song, namely parting from a loved one, in this case ‘Mary’.  So although we may all wish gae bring to me a pint o’ wine, it seems that we’re going to have to share it … then leave.  More’s the pity, on both counts!

    I have included the score – .pdf file – here for your convenience.  Also below you’ll find a nice wee video of it being performed vocally and below that the lyrics for it.


    Gae bring tae Me a Pint o’ Wine.

    Gae bring tae me a pint o’ wine,
    And fill it in a silver tassie,
    That I may drink, before I go,
    A service to my bonnie lassie.
    The boat rocks at the pier o’ Leith,
    Fu’ loud the winds blaws frae the ferry,
    The ship rides by the Berwick Law,
    And I maun leave my bonnie Mary.

    The trumpets sound, the banner fly,
    The glittering spears are ranked ready;
    The shouts o’ war are heard afar,
    The battle closes deep and bloody !
    It’s no’ the roar o’ sea or shore
    Wad mak’ me langer wish to tarry,
    Nor shouts o’ war that’s heard afar,
    It’s leaving thee, my bonnie Mary.

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