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II. LOVE ! GENERAL
I'll
No. 121. Sweet are the banksthe banks o Doon.
(first version.) Tune : Cambdelmore Bremner's Reels, 1761, p. 02.
Sweet are the banks—the banks o' Doon,
The spreading flowers are fair, And everything is blythe and glad,
But I am fu' o' care. Thou'll break my heart, thou bonie bird
That sings upon the bough ! Thou minds me o' the happy days
When my fause Luve was true: Thou'll break my heart, thou bonie bird
That sings beside thy mate, For sae I sat, and sae I sang,
And wist na o' my fate!
Aft hae I rov'd by bonie Doon
To see the woodbine twine, And ilka bird sang o' its Luve,
And sae did I o' mine. Wi' lightsome heart I pu'd a rose
Upon its thorny tree, But my fause luver staw my rose,
And left the thorn wi' me : Wi' lightsome heart I pu'd a rose
Upon a morn in June, And sae I flourished on the morn,
And sae was pu'd or noon.






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