Simmer 's a pleasant time, Flowers of every colour; The water rins o'er the heugh, And I long for my true lover! Chorus: Ay waukin, Oh, Waukin still and weary: Sleep I can get nane, For thinking on my Dearie. - When I sleep I dream, When I wauk I'm irie; Sleep I can get nane, For thinking on my Dearie. - Ay waukin, Oh... Lanely night comes on, A' the lave are sleepin: I think on my bonie lad, And I bleer my een wi' greetin. - Ay waukin, Oh...
- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Gerald) Graham Peel (1878 - 1937), "Ay Waukin' O !", arrangement [sung text not yet checked]
- by Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "Ay waukin, O", published 1922 [ female voice and piano ], from Scottish Lyrics, Book 1, no. 4, Bayley & Ferguson [sung text not yet checked]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Heinrich Julius Heintze (1811 - 1860) , "Der Sommer ist so schön", appears in Lieder und Balladen des Schotten Robert Burns, Braunschweig, Westermann, first published 1840 ; composed by John Böie, Robert Franz, Carl Heinemann.
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