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No. 122. Ye flowery banks o' bonie Doon.
(second version.) See Tune : Ballendalloctis Reel, or Cambdelmore (see No. 121).
Ye flowery banks o1 bonie Doon,
How can ye blume sae fair? How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae 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
Frae aff its thorny tree ; And my fause luver staw my rose,
But left the thorn wi' me.
No. 123. Ye banks and braes 0 bonie Doon.
(third version.) Tune : Caledonian Hunt's delight Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 374.