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

Tay, the River

The Tay

By Thomas Smibert (1810–1854)

FARE thee weel, thou bonnie river,

Rowin’ by my ain Dundee;

Aft in days gane by forever,

Thou hast borne my love and me.

Thou hast heard, in days departed,

Vows that nane could hear but thee;

Now thou seest me broken-hearted,—

Tay, adieu! adieu, Dundee!

On thy waves a light is fa’in’,

Ruddy as the rose in June;

Some may trow it is the dawin’

Glinting frae the lift abune:

But I ken thou ’rt only blushing

That a maid so false could be!

Like thy springs my tears are gushing,—

Tay, adieu! adieu, Dundee!