I'll ay ca' in by yon town, And by yon garden green, again; I'll ay ca' in by yon town, And see my bonie Jean again. - There 's nane sall ken, there 's nane sall guess, What brings me back the gate again, But she, my fairest faithfu' lass, And stownlins we sall meet again. - I'll ay ca' in by yon town... She'll wander by the aiken tree, When trystin time draws near again; And when her lovely form I see, O haith, she 's doubly dear again! I'll ay ca' in by yon town...
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- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Wilhelm Christoph Leonhard Gerhard (1780 - 1858) , "Heimliches Wiedersehen", from Robert Burns' Gedichte: deutsch von W. Gerhard, first published 1840 [an adaptation] DUT ENG ; composed by Otto Dresel, Hubert Ferdinand Kufferath, Robert Schumann.
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