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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!


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