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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII. 1876–79.


Craigieburn Wood

By Robert Burns (1759–1796)

SWEET fa’s the eve on Craigieburn,

And blithe awakes the morrow;

But a’ the pride o’ spring’s return

Can yield me nocht but sorrow.

I see the flowers and spreading trees,

I hear the wild birds singing;

But what a weary wight can please,

And care his bosom wringing?

Fain, fain would I my griefs impart,

Yet darena for your anger;

But secret love will break my heart

If I conceal it langer.

If thou refuse to pity me,

If thou shalt love anither,

When yon green leaves fade frae the tree,

Around my grave they ’ll wither.