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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
R. Burns
 
CXXXIX. "Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon"
 
YE banks and braes o' bonnie Doon, 
  How can ye bloom sae fair? 
How can ye chant, ye little birds, 
  And I sae fu' o' care? 
  
Thou'll break my heart, thou bonnie bird         5
  That sings upon the bough; 
Thou minds me o' the happy days 
  When my fause Luve was true. 
  
Thou'll break my heart, thou bonnie bird 
  That sings beside thy mate;  10
For sae I sat, and sae I sang, 
  And wist na o' my fate. 
  
Aft hae I roved by bonnie Doon 
  To see the woodbine twine: 
And ilka bird sang o' its Luve,  15
  And sae did I o' mine. 
  
Wi' lightsome heart I pu'd a rose, 
  Frae aff its thorny tree; 
And my fause Luver staw the rose 
  But left the thorn wi' me.  20
 
 
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