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Now Rosy May
TUNE: Dainty Davie

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Chorus
Meet me on the Warlock Knowe,
Dainty Davie, Dainty Davie!
There I'll spend the day wi' you,
My ain dear Dainty Davie.
1.
Now rosy May comes in wi' flowers
To deck her gay, green-spreading bowers;
And now comes in the happy hours
To wander wi' my Davie.
2.
The crystal waters round us fa',
The merry birds are lovers a',
The scented breezes round us blaw,
A wandering wi' my Davie.
3.
When purple morning starts the hare
To steal upon her early fare,
Then thro' the dews I will repair
To meet my faithfu' Davie.
4.
When day, expiring in the west,
The curtain draws o' Nature's rest,
I flee to his arms I loe the best:
And that's my ain dear Davie!

Chorus
Meet me on the Warlock Knoll,
Dainty Davie, Dainty Davie!
There I will spend the day with you,
My own dear Dainty Davie.

Now rosy May comes in with flowers
To deck her gay, green-spreading bowers;
And now comes in the happy hours
To wander with my Davie.

The crystal waters round us fall,
The merry birds are lovers all,
The scented breezes round us blow,
A wandering with my Davie.

When purple morning starts the hare
To steal upon her early fare,
Then through the dews I will repair
To meet my faithful Davie.

When day, expiring in the west,
The curtain draws on Nature's rest,
I flee to his arms I love the best:
And that is my own dear Davie!

 

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