Verse > Harvard Classics > Robert Burns > Poems and Songs
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · GLOSSARY
Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
396. Song—Wandering Willie
 
 
First Version
 
 
HERE awa, there awa, wandering Willie,
  Now tired with wandering, haud awa hame;
Come to my bosom, my ae only dearie,
  And tell me thou bring’st me my Willie the same.
Loud blew the cauld winter winds at our parting;        5
  It was na the blast brought the tear in my e’e:
Now welcome the Simmer, and welcome my Willie,
  The Simmer to Nature, my Willie to me.
 
Ye hurricanes rest in the cave o’your slumbers,
  O how your wild horrors a lover alarms!        10
Awaken ye breezes, row gently ye billows,
  And waft my dear laddie ance mair to my arms.
But if he’s forgotten his faithfullest Nannie,
  O still flow between us, thou wide roaring main;
May I never see it, may I never trow it,        15
  But, dying, believe that my Willie’s my ain!
 

CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · GLOSSARY
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors