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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
208. Song—To the Weaver’s gin ye go
MY heart was ance as blithe and free
  As simmer days were lang;
But a bonie, westlin weaver lad
  Has gart me change my sang.
Chorus.—To the weaver’s gin ye go, fair maids,        5
  To the weaver’s gin ye go;
I rede you right, gang ne’er at night,
  To the weaver’s gin ye go.
My mither sent me to the town,
  To warp a plaiden wab;        10
But the weary, weary warpin o’t
  Has gart me sigh and sab.
      To the weaver’s, &c.
A bonie, westlin weaver lad
  Sat working at his loom;        15
He took my heart as wi’ a net,
  In every knot and thrum.
      To the weaver’s, &c.
I sat beside my warpin-wheel,
  And aye I ca’d it roun’;        20
But every shot and evey knock,
  My heart it gae a stoun.
      To the weaver’s, &c.
The moon was sinking in the west,
  Wi’ visage pale and wan,        25
As my bonie, westlin weaver lad
  Convoy’d me thro’ the glen.
      To the weaver’s, &c.
But what was said, or what was done,
  Shame fa’ me gin I tell;        30
But Oh! I fear the kintra soon
  Will ken as weel’s myself!
      To the weaver’s, &c.


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