by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Ay waking, O!
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
            CHORUS
Ay waukin, O,
Waukin still and weary:
Sleep I can get nane
For thinking on my dearie.
            
Simmer 's a pleasant time:
Flowers of every colour,
The water rins owre the lieugh,
And I long for my true lover.
            
When I sleep I dream,
When I wank I 'm eerie,
Sleep I can get nane
For thinkin on my dearie.
            
Lanely night comes on,
A' the lave are sleepin,
I think on my bonie lad.
And I bleer my een wi' greetin.

            CHORUS
Ay waukin, O,
Waukin still and weary:
Sleep I can get nane
For thinking on my dearie

Confirmed with The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Cambridge edition, Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1897, page 217.

See also this anonymous poem.


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