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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
The Ewe-Buchtin’s Bonnie
By Lady Grisel Baillie (1665–1746)
 
THE EWE-BUCHTIN’S bonnie, baith e’enin’ and morn,
When our blithe shepherds play on the bog-reed and horn;
While we’re milking, they’re lilting, baith pleasant and clear;
But my heart’s like to break when I think on my dear.
 
O the shepherds take pleasure to blow on the horn,        5
To raise up their flocks o’ sheep soon i’ the morn;
On the bonnie green banks they feed pleasant and free,
But alas, my dear heart, all my sighing’s for thee!
 
 
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