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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XII. Love and Death
Sweet Willie and Fair Annie
Anonymous
 
IT ’S I will kiss your bonny cheek,
  And I will kiss your chin;
And I will kiss your clay cald lip:
  But I’ll never kiss woman again.
 
And that I was in love outdone,        5
  Sail n’er be said o’ me;
For as ye’ve died for me, Annie,
  Sae will I do for thee!
 
The day ye deal at Annie’s burial,
  The bread out and the wine;        10
Before the morn at twall o’clock,
  They’ll deal the same at mine.
 
The tane was buried in Mary’s kirk,
  The tither in Mary’s quire;
And out o’ the tane there grew a birk,        15
  And out o’ the tither a brier.
 
And ay they grew, and ay they drew,
  Until they twa did meet;
And every one that past them by,
  Said, ‘Thae ’s twa lovers sweet.’        20
 
 
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