Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. II. Love
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume II. Love.  1904.
VI. Lovers
Ganging to and Ganging frae
Eliza Cook (1818–1889)
NAE star was glintin’ out aboon,
The cluds were dark and hid the moon;
The whistling gale was in my teeth,
And round me was the deep snaw wreath;
But on I went the dreary mile,        5
And sung right cantie a’ the while
I gae my plaid a closer fauld;
My hand was warm, my heart was bauld,
I didna heed the storm and cauld,
      While ganging to my Katie.        10
But when I trod the same way back,
It seemed a sad and waefu’ track;
The brae and glen were lone and lang;
I didna sing my cantie sang;
I felt how sharp the sleet did fa’,        15
And couldna face the wind at a’.
Oh, sic a change! how could it be?
I ken fu’ well, and sae may ye—
The sunshine had been gloom to me
      While ganging frae my Katie.        20

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