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The Birks Of Aberfeldie

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation



The Birks Of Aberfeldie

Chorus
Bonie lassie, will ye go,
Will ye go, will ye go?
Bonie lassie, will ye go,
To the birks of Aberfeldie?
1.
Now simmer blinks on flow'ry braes,
And o'er the crystal streamlets plays,
Come, let us spend the lightsome days
In the birks of Aberfeldie!
2.
The little birdies blythely sing,
While o'er their heads the hazels hing,
Or lightly flit on wanton wing
In the birks of Aberfeldie!
3.
The braes ascend like lofty wa's,
The foaming stream, deep-roaring, fa's
O'er hung with fragrant-spreading woods,
The birks of Aberfeldie.
4.
The hoary cliffs are crown'd wi' flowers,
White o'er the linns the burnie pours,
And, rising, weets wi' misty showers
The birks of Aberfeldie.
5.
Let Fortune's gifts at random flee,
They ne'er shall draw a wish frae me,
Supremely blest wi' love and thee
In the birks of Aberfeldie.

 



The Birches Of Aberfeldie

Chorus
Lovely girl, will you go,
Will you go, will you go?
Lovely girl, will you go,
To the birches of Aberfeldie?

Now summer shines on flowery hill sides,
And over the crystal streamlets plays,
Come, let us spend the lightsome days
In the birches of Aberfeldie!

The little birdies blythely sing,
While over their heads the hazels hang,
Or lightly flit on wanton wing
In the birches of Aberfeldie!

The hill sides ascend like lofty walls,
The foaming stream, deep-roaring, falls
Over hung with fragrant-spreading woods,
The birches of Aberfeldie.

The hoary cliffs are crowned with flowers,
White over the falls the streamlet pours,
And, rising, wets with misty showers
The birches of Aberfeldie.

Let Fortune's gifts at random flee,
They never shall draw a wish from me,
Supremely blest with love and you
In the birches of Aberfeldie.

 

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