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128            TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 140. Here awa, there awa, wandering Willie.
Tune : Here awa., there awa.
Scots Musical Museum, 1787, No. 57.
Here awa, there awa, wandering Willie, Here awa, there awa, haud awa hame;
Come to my bosom, my ae only dearie,
And tell me thou bring'st me my Willie the same.
Loud tho' the winter blew cauld at our parting, 'Twas na the blast brought the tear in my e'e :
Welcome now simmer, and welcome my Willie, The simmer to nature, my Willie to me.
Rest, ye wild storms in the cave o' your slumbers— How your wild howling a lover alarms!
Wauken, ye breezes, row gently, ye billows,
And waft my dear laddie ance mair to my arms.
But O, if he's faithless, and minds na his Nannie, Flow still between us, thou wide roaring main 1
May I never see it, may I never trow it,
But, dying, believe that my Willie's my ain !
No. 141. 0, open the door some pity to shew.
Tune : Open the door softly Bunting's Irish Melodies, 1796.






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