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" Love wont to gae! 1 leant my back unto an aik, I thought it was a trusty tree; But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true Love did lichtly me. O waly waly, but love be bonny A little time while it is new; But when 'tis auld, it waxeth cauld And... "
Select Scottish Songs, Ancient and Modern - Page 133
by Robert Hartley Cromek - 1810
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The Tea-table Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Choice Songs, Scots and ...

Allan Ramsay - Ballads, English - 1750 - 448 pages
...we'll embrace, and fweetly kifs, Repealing tales of love — OZ Waly, "waly, gin Love be bonny. OWaly, waly up the bank, And waly, waly down the brae, . And waly, waly yon burn-fide, Where I and my love wont to gae. I lean'd my back unto an aik, ..* ' , • I thought...
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Poetical Remains of James the First, King of Scotland

James I (King of Scotland) - English poetry - 1783 - 246 pages
...of her and her lover. The old Scottifh word ivafy fignifies ivail3 or heavy forrow, and lamentation. Waly ! waly ! up the bank, And waly ! waly ! down the brae ; And wrtly ! waly ! on yon burn fide, ' • , ,,. • , Where I and my true love did gae. Thus Petrarch,...
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Moral tales for young people, Volume 2

Maria Edgeworth - 1806
...unknown friend the second part of the same air." Angelina then began to sing the following stanza — <fr O waly waly up the bank, " And waly waly down the brae, " And waly waly yon burn side, " Where I and my love were wont to gae." She sung and paused, in expectation of hearing...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 3

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1812
...mentioned in ver. 17, is a hill near Edinborough ; at the bottom of which is St. Anthony's well. \J WALY waly up the bank, And waly waly down the brae, And waly waly yon burn side, Where I and my love wer wont to gae. I leant my back unto an aik, 6 I thought it was...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1818 - 331 pages
...that remains. Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament is not, I think, quite equal to the lines beginning — " O waly, waly, up the bank, • And waly, waly, down the brae, And waly, waly, yon burn side, Where I and my love wont to gae. I leant my back unto an aik, I thought it was a trusty...
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Moral Tales for Young People

Maria Edgeworth - Children's stories - 1821
...unknown friend the second part of the same air," Angelina then began to sing the following stanza— " O waly waly up the bank, And waly waly down the brae, And waly waly yon burn side, Where I and my love were wont to gae." She sung and paused, in expectation of hearing...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 93

English literature - 1824
...but in an air wildly irregular : " O waly, wty, down the bank, О waly, waly, down the brae; An' waly, waly, by yon burnside, Where I and my love were wont to gae." There was something in the tones of the singer that thrilled to Mary's heart ; she rushed to the window...
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The works of James the first. Also, Some brief remarks on the intimate ...

James I (king of Scotland.) - 1825
...of her and her lover. The old Scottish word waly signifies wail, or heavy sorrow, and lamentation. Waly! waly! up the bank, And waly! waly! down the brae; And waly! waly! on yon burn side, Where I and my true love did gae. • Irie is a Scottish word that has no correspondent...
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Minstrelsy: ancient and modern, with an historical intr. and notes, by W ...

Minstrelsy - 1827
...; But we shall sleep in Clyde's water, Like sister and like brithcr I " III. LORD JAMIE DOUGLAS. 0 waly waly up the bank, And waly waly down the brae. And waly waly by yon burn side, Where me and my lord was wont to gae. Hey nonny nonnie, but love is bonnie, A little while...
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Minstrelsy: Ancient and Modern: With an Historical Introduction and Notes

William Motherwell - Ballads, Scots - 1827 - 399 pages
...anither ; But we shall sleep in Clyde's water, Like sister and like brlther '" LORD JAMIE DOUGLAS. (> waly waly up the bank, And waly waly down the brae, And waly waly by yon barn side, Where me and my lord was wont to gae. Hey Nonny nonnie but love is bonnie, A little while...
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