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52              TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 51. A down winding Nith I did wander.
Tune : The muckin o' Geordys byre Orpheus Caledonius, 1725, No. 33.
Adown winding Nith I did wander
To mark the sweet flowers as they spring;
Adown winding Nith I did wander Of Phillis to muse and to sing.
Chorus. Awa wi' your belles and your beauties They never wi her can compare I Whaever hae met wi' my Phillis, Has met wC the queen o' the Fair.
The daisy amus'd my fond fancy,
So artless, so simple, so wild ; 'Thou emblem,' said I, 'o' my Phillis'
For she is Simplicity's child.