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Found in 1806.abc from the John Chambers music book abc collection
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BANKS AND BRAES O' BONNY DOON 1806 Ye banks and braes o' bon ny Doon, How 8 6 can you bloom sae fresh and fair? How can ye sing, ye lit tle birds, While I'm sae wea ry fu' o' care? Ye'll break my heart, ye lit tle birds, that war ble on the flow' ry thorn; It minds me o' de Ad lib. part ed joys, De part ed, ne ver to re turn. 2. Aft hae I stray'd by bonny Doon, To see the rose and woodbine twine, And hear ilk bird sing of its love, As fondly sae did I of mine: Wi' lightsome heart I pu'd a rose, Sae sweet upon its thorny tree; But my fause love has stown the rose, And left the sharpest thorn to me. 3. O blaw, ye flow'rs, your bonny bloom, And draw the wild birds by the burn! For Lumon promised me a ring, And ye maun aid me, should I mourn. O na, na, na, ye need na bloom! My een are dim and drowsy worn; Ye bonny birds, ye need na sing, For Lumon never will return. 4. My Lumon's love, in broken sighs, At dawning day by Boon ye'se hear; And mid-day, by the willow green, For him I'll shed a silent tear. Sweet birds! I ken ye'Il pity me, And join me wi' a plaintive sang, While echoes wake, and pour the mane I mak for him I lo'ed sae lang. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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