A stoun gaes

High in the air

It's vain to comfort me, Willie,
Chirrups the lark !

Sair grief maun hae its will;
Chirrup! chirrup! away soars he

But let me rest upon your breist
Bearing to heaven my vows to thee !

To sab and greet my fill :
Let me sit on your knee, Willie,

Let me shed by your hair,

And look into the face, Willie,

I never sall see mair.
Mournfully! oh, mournfully

I'm sittin' on your knee, Willie, The midnight wind doth sigh,

For the last time in my life. Like some sweet plaintive melody

A puir, heart-broken thing, Willie, Of ages long gone by !

A mither, yet nae wife; It speaks of a tale of other years

Aye, press your hand upon my heart,

And press it mair and mair,
Of hopes that bloomed to die

Or it will burst the silken string
Of sunny smiles that set in tears,
And loves that mouldering lie.

Sae strang is its despair.

thro' Mournfully ! oh, mournfully

my head, Willie, This midnight wind doth moan,

A sair stoun thro' my heart It stirs some chord of memory

Oh! haud me up and let me kiss In each dull, heavy tone;

Thy brow ere we twa pairt.

Anither, and anither yet! The voices of the much-loved dead

How fast my lifestrings break; Come floating thereupon —

Fareweel ! fareweel ! thro' yon kirkyard All, all my fond heart cherished

Step lichtly for my sake! Ere death had made it lone.

The lav'rock in the lift, Willie, Mournfully ! oh, mournfully

That lilts far ower our head, This inidnight wind doth swell

Will sing the morn as merrillie With its quaint, pensive minstrelsy

Above the clay-cauld deid; Hope's passionate farewell,

And this green turf we're sitting on

Wi' dewdrops shimmerin' sheen, To the dreamy joys of early years,

Will hap the heart that luvit thee
Ere yet grief's canker fell

As warld has seldom seen.
On the heart's bloom - aye, well may tears
Start at that parting knell !

But, oh, remember me, Willie,

On land where'er ye be –
And oh ! think on the leal, leal heart,

That ne'er luvit ane but thee !

And oh, think on the cauld, cauld mools MY HEID IS LIKE TO REND, WILLIE.

That fill my yellow hair —

That kiss the cheek, and kiss the chin My heid is like to rend, Willie,

Yet never sall kiss mair.
My heart is like to break
I'm wearin' aff my feet, Willie,

I'm dyin, for your sake.

I'm wenry o’ this warld, Willie,

And sick wi' a' I see ;
I canna live as I hae lived,

Or be as I should be.
But fauld unto your heart, Willie,

The heirt that still is thine
And kiss ance miir the white, white cheek

Ye suid was rel langsyne.

I've wander'd east, I've wander'd west,

Through mony a weary way;
But never never can forget

The luve o' life's young day !
The fire that's blawn on Beltane e'en

May weel be black gin Yule :
But blacker fa' awaits the heart

Where first fond luve grows cule.

() dinna mind my words, Willie,

I downı seek to blame;
But, () ! it's haril to live, Willie,

And drce a coll warld's shame;
Het tears are hailin' o’er your cheek

And hailin' o'er your chin;
Why weep ye sie for worthlessness,

For sorrow and for sin ?

O dear, dear Jeanie Morrison,

The thochts o' bygıne years
Still Aling their shulows ower my path,

And blind my een w' tears :
They blind my een with siut, saut tears,

And sair and sick I pine,
As memory idly summons up

The blythe blinks o’ langsyne.

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