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The Banks O' Doon

No song that Burns ever composed enjoys a greater range of popularity than this. A portion of its success, in fairness, he attributed to its beautiful air, which was produced by an amateur musician in Edinburgh - Mr James Miller - with a few helping touches from Stephen Clarke the organist.
Ye flowery banks o' bonie Doon,
How can ye blume sae fair!
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
An I sae fu' o' care!
Thou'll break my heart, thou bonie bird, 
That sings upon the bough; 
Thou minds me o' the happy days 
When my fause luve was true. 

Thou'll break my heart, thou bonie bird,
That sings beside thy mate;
For sae I sat, and sae I sang,
And wist na o' my fate.

Aft hae I rov'd by bonie Doon,
To see the woodbine Twine;
And ilka bird sang o' its luve;
And sae did I o' mine.

Wi' lightsome heart I pu'd a rose,
Frae aff its thorny tree;
And my fause luver staw the rose,
But left the thorn wi' me.

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