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O, were my love yon lilac fair Wi' purple blossoms to the spring,
And I a bird to shelter there,
When wearied on my little wing,
How I wad mourn when it was torn By autumn wild and winter rude !
But I wad sing on wanton wing,
When youthfu' May its bloom renew'd.
[O, gin my love were yon red rose, That grows upon the castle wa1,
And I mysel a drap o' dew Into her bonie breast to fa',
O, there, beyond expression blest, I'd feast on beauty a' the night,
Seal'd on her silk-saft faulds to rest, Till fley'd awa1 by Phoebus' light.]
No. 147. Simmer's a pleasant time.
Tune : Ay, waukin, O,
Napier's Scots Songs, 1790, i. p. 61.
Chorus. Ay, wankin, O.
Waukin still and wearie! Sleep I can get nane For thinking on my dearie.
Simmer's a pleasant time;
Flowers of evVy colour; The water rins o'er the heugh,
And I long for my true lover.
When I sleep I dream, When I wauk I'm eerie,
Sleep I can get nane
For thinking on my dearie.
Lanely night comes on,
A1 the lave are sleepin, I think on my bonie lad,
And I blear my een wi' greetin.