by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Ay Waukin' O !
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
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...

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Word count: 91