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" Sae my true love did lightly me. O waly, waly but love be bonny, A little time while it is new, But when 't is auld it waxeth cauld And fades away like morning dew. "
The Tea-table Miscellany: A Collection of Choice Songs, Scots and English ... - Page 152
by Allan Ramsay - 1762 - 448 pages
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English Lyrics: Chaucer to Poe, 1340-1809

William Ernest Henley - English poetry - 1897 - 412 pages
...But first it bow'd, and syne it brak — Sae my true Love did lichtly me. O, waly wary, but love is bonny A little time while it is new ; But when 'tis auld, it wazeth cauld And fades awa' like morning dew. O, wherefore should I bosk my bead ? Or wherefore should...
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Talks on the Study of Literature

Arlo Bates - Literature - 1897 - 260 pages
...childlike directness which goes to the heart that one finds in passages like this : — O waly, waly, tut love be bonny A little time while it is new ; But when 't is an Id. it waxeth cauld, And f adea awa' like morning dew ! What later singer is there who has...
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A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1898 - 455 pages
...there any room at your feet? Or any room at your twa sides, Where fain, fain would I sleep? " £ " O waly, waly, but love be bonny A little time while it is new; § But when 'tis anld it waxeth cauld And fades awa' like morning dew. . . " And O! if my young babe were born. And...
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The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - American poetry - 1901 - 1027 pages
...trusty tree ! But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true love did lichtly me. Oh waly waly gin 6R gY m 0J it« auld, it waxeth cauld, And fades awa' like morning dew. Oh wherefore shuld I busk my head ? Or...
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The Queen's Maries

George John Whyte-Melville - 1901
...tree ; But first it bowed and syne it brak, Sae my true love did lightly me. Oh, waly, waly — gin love be bonny A little time while it is new ; But when it's auld, it waxeth cauld, And fades away like morning dew." IT was the anniversary of Twelfth-night,...
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A Book of Romantic Ballads

Ballads, English - 1901 - 336 pages
...trusty tree ; But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true love did lichtly me. O waly waly, gin love be bonny, A little time while it is new ; But when its auld, it waxeth cauld, And fades awa' like morning dew. O wherfore shuld I busk my head ? Or wherfore...
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English Songs and Ballads

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland - Ballads, English - 1902 - 352 pages
...to gae. 1 lean'd my back unto an aik, And thought it was a trusty tree, But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true love did lightly me. O waly, waly, but love is bonny, A little time while it is new, But when 'tis auld, it waxeth cauld, And fades away like morning...
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A History of English Literature (600-1900)

Eduard Engel - English literature - 1902 - 491 pages
...trusty tree, But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true love did lichtly me. O waly, waly, gin love be bonny, A little time while it is new ; But when it's auld it waxeth cauld, And fades awa' like morning dew. O wherefor should I busk my head ? Or wherefor...
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A Book of Old English Ballads: With an Accompaniment of Decorative Drawings

Hamilton Wright Mabie - Ballads, English - 1896 - 185 pages
...tree ; But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true love did lichtly me. O waly, waly, but gin love be bonny, A little time while it is new ; But when its auld, it waxeth cauld, O wherfore shuld I busk my head ? Or wherfore shuld I kame my hair ? For...
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Popular Ballads of the Olden Time, Volume 3

Frank Sidgwick - Ballads, English - 1906 - 220 pages
...thought it was a trusty tree ; But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true-love did lightly me. 3. O waly, waly ! but love be bonny A little time, while it is new ; But when it is auld, it waxeth cauld, And fades away like morning dew. 4. O wherefore shoud I busk my head ?...
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