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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
500. Song—Craigieburn Wood (Second Version)
 
 
SWEET fa’s the eve on Craigieburn,
  And blythe 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 dare na 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 another,
When yon green leaves fade frae the tree,        15
  Around my grave they’ll wither.
 

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