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Ay Waukin, O
TUNE: (As Title)

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Ay Waukin, O

Chorus
Ay waukin , O,
Waukin still and weary:
Sleep I can get nane
For thinking on my dearie.
1.
Simmer's a pleasant time:
Flowers of every colour,
The water rins owre the heugh,
And I long for my true lover.
2.
When I sleep I dream,
When I wauk I'm eerie,
Sleep I can get nane
For thinking on my dearie.
3.
Lanely night comes on,
A' the lave are sleepin,
I think on my bonie lad,
And I bleer my een wi' greetin.

Always Awake, O

Chorus
Always awake , O,
Awake still and weary:
Sleep I can get nane
For thinking on my dear (darling).

Summer is a pleasant time:
Flowers of every colour,
The water runs over the hollow,
And I long for my true lover.

When I sleep I dream,
When I wake I am apprehensive,
Sleep I can get none
For thinking on my dear (darling).

Lonely night comes on,
All the rest are sleeping,
I think on my handsome lad,
And I blur my eyes with weeping.

 

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