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130             TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 143. By Allan stream I chancd to rove.
Tune: Allan Water,
Orpheus Caledonius, 1733, No. 28.
By Allan stream I chanc'd to rove,
While Phoebus sank beyond Benledi; The winds were whisp'ring thro' the grove,
The yellow corn was waving ready : I listen'd to a lover's sang,
An' thought on youthfu' pleasures monie, And ay the wild wood echoes rang:
' O, my love Annie's very bonie 1
' O, happy be the woodbine bower,
Nae nightly bogle make it eerie I Nor ever sorrow stain the hour,
The place and time I met my dearie ! Her head upon my throbbing breast,
She, sinking, said:"I'm thine for ever!" While monie a kiss the seal imprest
The sacred vow we ne'er should sever.'