Complete Songs Of Robert Burns - online book

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Ayr, gurgling, kiss'd his pebbled shore,
O'erhung with wild woods thickening green ; The fragrant birch and hawthorn hoar
Twin'd amorous round the raptur'd scene; The flowers sprang wanton to be prest,
The birds sang love on every spray; Till too, too soon, the glowing west
Proclaim'd the speed of winged day.
Still o'er these scenes my memVy wakes,
And fondly broods with miser care. Time but th' Impression stronger makes,
As streams their channels deeper wear. O Mary, dear departed shade!
Where is thy place of blissful rest ? See'st thou thy lover lowly laid?
Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast?
No. 61. Ye banks and braes and streams aroimd.
Tune : Lady Catherine Ogle Apollo's Banquet, 1686.
Ye banks and braes and streams around
The castle o' Montgomery, Green be your woods, and fair your flowers,
Your waters never drumlie : There Simmer first unfald her robes,
And there the langest tarry; For there I took the last fareweel
O' my sweet Highland Mary.

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