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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury. 1875.

Robert Burns

CXXXII. A Farewell

GO fetch to me a pint o’ wine,

An’ fill it in a silver tassie;

That I may drink before I go

A service to my bonnie lassie.

The boat rocks at the pier o’ Leith,

Fu’ loud the wind blaws frae the Ferry,

The ship rides by the Berwick-law,

And I maun leave my bonnie Mary.

The trumpets sound, the banners fly,

The glittering spears are rankèd ready;

The shouts o’ war are heard afar,

The battle closes thick and bloody;

But it’s not the roar o’ sea or shore

Wad mak me langer wish to tarry;

Nor shouts o’ war that’s heard afar—

It’s leaving thee, my bonnie Mary.