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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Craigieburn
Craigieburn Wood
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
SWEET fa’s the eve on Craigieburn,
  And blithe awakes the morrow;
But a’ the pride o’ spring’s return
  Can yield me nocht but sorrow.
 
I see the flowers and spreading trees,        5
  I hear the wild birds singing;
But what a weary wight can please,
  And care his bosom wringing?
 
Fain, fain would I my griefs impart,
  Yet darena for your anger;        10
But secret love will break my heart
  If I conceal it langer.
 
If thou refuse to pity me,
  If thou shalt love anither,
When yon green leaves fade frae the tree,        15
  Around my grave they ’ll wither.
 
 
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