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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Tay, the River
The Tay
Thomas Smibert (1810–1854)
 
FARE thee weel, thou bonnie river,
  Rowin’ by my ain Dundee;
Aft in days gane by forever,
  Thou hast borne my love and me.
Thou hast heard, in days departed,        5
  Vows that nane could hear but thee;
Now thou seest me broken-hearted,—
  Tay, adieu! adieu, Dundee!
 
On thy waves a light is fa’in’,
  Ruddy as the rose in June;        10
Some may trow it is the dawin’
  Glinting frae the lift abune:
But I ken thou ’rt only blushing
  That a maid so false could be!
Like thy springs my tears are gushing,—        15
  Tay, adieu! adieu, Dundee!
 
 
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