by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Of a' the airts the wind can blaw
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Of a' the airts the wind can blaw, 
	I dearly like the west, 
For there the bonnie Lassie lives, 
  The Lassie I lo'e best: 
There's wild-woods grow, and rivers row, 
  And mony a hill between; 
But day and night my fancy's flight 
  Is ever wi' my Jean. 

I see her in the dewy flowers, 
  I see her sweet and fair; 
I hear her in the tunefu' birds, 
  I hear her charm the air: 
There's not a bonnie flower that springs 
  By fountain, shaw, or green; 
There's not a bonnie bird that sings, 
  But minds me o' my Jean.

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Tune: Miss Admiral Gordon's Strathspey

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Liebeslied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Von da, von dort her weht der Wind,
doch lieb' ich mir den West,
denn dorten wohnt das holde Kind,
das mich nicht ruhen lässt.
Dort rauscht der Wald, es braust der Strom,
der zwischen Hügeln eilt,
doch Tag und Nacht sehn' ich mich hin,
wo meine Jenny weilt.

Die Blume, die vom Tau erglänzt,
zeigt mir ihr süßes Bild;
ich hör' sie in der Vögel Lied,
das rings die Lüfte füllt.
Nicht eine holde Blum' der Flur,
kein Vöglein, welches singt,
das nicht, o teure Jenny, dich
vor meine Augen bringt!

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This text was added to the website: 2020-12-02
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Word count: 92