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ADA Sweet closes the ev'ning on Craigieburn Wood,
DAEA And blythely awaukens the morrow;
ADA But the pride o' the spring in the Craigieburn Wood
DAEA Can yield to me nothing but sorrow.
DE Beyond thee, dearie, beyond thee, dearie,
DEA And O to be lying beyond thee!
DEAD O sweetly, soundly, weel may he sleep
DAEA That's laid in the bed beyond thee!
ADA I see the spreading leaves and flowers,
DAEA I hear the wild birds singing;
ADA But pleasure they hae nane for me,
DAEA While care my heart is wringing.
ADA I can na tell, I maun na tell,
DAEA I daur na for your anger;
ADA But secret love will break my heart,
DAEA If I conceal it langer.
ADA I see thee gracefu', straight and tall,
DAEA I see thee sweet and bonie;
ADA But oh, what will my torment be,
DAEA If thou refuse thy Johnie!
ADA To see thee in another's arms,
DAEA In love to lie and languish,
ADA 'Twad be my dead, that will be seen,
DAEA My heart wad burst wi' anguish.
ADA But Jeanie, say thou wilt be mine,
DAEA Say thou lo'es nane before me;
ADA And a' may days o' life to come
DAEA I'll gratefully adore thee,
Robert Burns, 1791
Bob Murray's Song Book
Please see index page for some general notes, and list of songs.
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