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I. LOVE : PERSONAL
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I see her in the dewy flowers.
I see her sweet and fair: I hear her in the tunefu' birds,
I hear her charm the air: There's not a bonie flower that spring
By fountain, shaw, or green, There's not a bonie bird that sings,
But minds me o' my Jean.
No. 70. O, how can I be blythe and glad?
Tune : The borne lad that's far awa.
Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 317.
O, how can I be blythe and glad,
Or how can I gang brisk and braw, When the bonie lad that I lo'e best) ,.,
Is o'er the hills and far awa.          )
-It's no the frosty winter wind,
It's no the driving drift and snaw ; But ay the tear comes in my e'e ) ,.
To think on him that's far awa. ) My father pat me frae his door,
My friends they hae disown'd me a'; But I hae ane will tak my partó ) , .
The bonie lad that's far awa ) A pair o1 glooves he bought to me,
And silken snoods he gae me twa, And I will wear them for his sake, ) ,.
The bonie lad that's far awa.        )
O, weary winter soon will pass,
And spring will deed the birken-shaw, And my sweet baby will be born, ) ,.
And he'll be hame that's far awa. )