Now rosy May comes in wi' flowers, To deck her gay, green-spreading bowers; And now comes in the happy hours, To wander wi' my Davie. Chorus Meet me on the warlock knowe, Dainty Davie, Dainty Davie; There I'll spend the day wi' you, My ain dear Dainty Davie. The crystal waters round us fa', The merry birds are lovers a', The scented breezes round us blaw, A-wandering wi' my Davie. As purple morning starts the hare, To steal upon her early fare, Then thro' the dews I will repair, To meet my faithfu' Davie. When day, expiring in the west, The curtain draws o' Nature's rest, I flee to his arms I loe' the best, And that's my ain dear Davie.
- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "Dainty Davie", published 1905 [ voice and piano ], Boosey & Co. [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Christopher Howell
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