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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
321. Song—Craigieburn Wood
 
 
SWEET closes the ev’ning on Craigieburn Wood,
  And blythely awaukens the morrow;
But the pride o’ the spring in the Craigieburn Wood
  Can yield to me nothing but sorrow.
 
Chorus.—Beyond thee, dearie, beyond thee, dearie,        5
  And O to be lying beyond thee!
O sweetly, soundly, weel may he sleep
  That’s laid in the bed beyond thee!
 
I see the spreading leaves and flowers,
  I hear the wild birds singing;        10
But pleasure they hae nane for me,
  While care my heart is wringing.
      Beyond thee, &c.
 
I can na tell, I maun na tell,
  I daur na for your anger;        15
But secret love will break my heart,
  If I conceal it langer.
      Beyond thee, &c.
 
I see thee gracefu’, straight and tall,
  I see thee sweet and bonie;        20
But oh, what will my torment be,
  If thou refuse thy Johnie!
      Beyond thee, &c.
 
To see thee in another’s arms,
  In love to lie and languish,        25
’Twad be my dead, that will be seen,
  My heart wad burst wi’ anguish.
      Beyond thee, &c.
 
But Jeanie, say thou wilt be mine,
  Say thou lo’es nane before me;        30
And a’ may days o’ life to come
  I’ll gratefully adore thee,
      Beyond thee, &c.
 

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