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It's vain to comfort me, Willie,
Sair grief maun hae its will; But let me rest upon your breist To sab and greet my fill: Let me sit on your knee, Willie, Let me shed by your hair, And look into the face, Willie, I never sall see mair.
I'm sittin' on your knee, Willie,
A stoun gaes thro' my head, Willie,
How fast my lifestrings break; Fareweel! fareweel! thro' yon kirkyard Step lichtly for my sake!
The lav'rock in the lift, Willie,
That lilts far ower our head,
Wi' dewdrops shimmerin' sheen,
I've wander'd east, I've wander'd west, Through mony a weary way;
But never never can forget
The luve o' life's young day!
The fire that's blawn on Beltane e'en
O dear, dear Jeanie Morrison,
The thochts o' bygane years
Still fling their shadows ower my path,
As memory idly summons up
"Twas then we luvit ilk ither weel,
'Twas then we twa did part;
Sweet time sad time! twa bairns at schule, Twa bairns, and but ae heart;
"Twas then we sat on ae laigh bink,
To leir ilk ither lear;
And tones and looks, and smiles were shed, Remember'd ever mair.
I wonder, Jeanie, aften yet,
When sitting on that bink,
Thy lips were on thy lesson, but
Oh, mind ye how we hung our heads,
(The schule then skailt at noon,) When we ran off to speel the braes The broomy braes o' June?
My head rins round and round about,
As ane by ane the thochts rush back
Oh, mind ye, luve, how aft we left
The simmer leaves hung ower our heads,
The throssil whusslit sweet.
The throssil whusslit in the wud,
And on the knowe abune the burn
Aye, aye, dear Jeanie Morrison,
I marvel, Jeanie Morrison,
Gin I hae been to thee
As closely twined wi' earliest thochts
Oh! tell me gin their music fills
Thine ear as it does mine!
Oh! say gin e'er your heart grows grit Wi' dreamings o' langsyne?
I've wander'd east, I've wander'd west,
But in my wanderings, far or near,
The fount that first burst frae this heart
O, dear, dear Jeanie Morrison,
Did I but ken your heart still dream'd
END OF VOLUME XCIX.
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