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He'll come to me at e'en though he's weary, 0,
An' he'll tirl at the pin,
He's a queer bonny laddie that I ken o',
For he'll tak’ me on his knee,
An' he'll reave a kiss frae me, The bonny, bonny laddie that I ken o'.
O LADY DEAR.
Copied from the Queen's Wake. Queen Mary hears an ancient bard singing it to her at a distance, and deeply affected. It was set to music on a single sheet by Mr Monzanni. I also composed an air for it, since known by the name of “ The Cameronian's Midnight Hymn.” See the Brownie of Bodsbeck.
O Lady dear, fair is thy noon,
Last night she smiled o'er lawn and lea,
THE SPECTRE'S CRADLE SONG.
Hush, my bonny babe!-hush, and be still!
For thee have I travail'd in weakness and woe,
The world above and the world below;
My heart was kind, and I fell in the snare,
I sinn'd, I sorrow'd—I died for thee,
thick clouds of the murky hue, Yon star that peeps from its window blue Above yon clouds that are wandering far, Away and beyond yon little star,There's a home of peace that soon shall be thine, And there shalt thou see thy father and mine, Away from sorrow, away from ill Hush, my bonny babe!-hush, and be still !
The flowers of this world will bud and decay,
HYMN TO THE GOD OF THE SEA.
This and the foregoing songs are copied, with a slight variation, from the Queen's Wake, as pieces that might be successfully set to music.
O Thou, who makest the ocean to flow,
To thee, who breathest in the bosom'd sail,