Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest! Fare-thee-weel,
thou best and dearest! Thine be ilka
joyand treasure, Peace, Enjoyment,
Love and Pleasure!
Faretheeweel, first, fairest, best, dearest, joyand, treasure, Peace, Enjoyment
Auld Reikie! wale o' ilka town That Scotland kens
beneath the moon; Whare couthy chiels
at e'ening meet Their bizzing
craigs and mous to weet.
Auld, town, Scotland, kens, beneath, moon, Whare, chiels, meet
I've heard the lilting at our yowe-milking, Lasses a-lilting
before the dawn o'day; But now theyare
moaning on ilka green loaning: 'The Flowers of the
Forest are a' wede away'. See Cockburn 224:55.
heard, lilting, our, Lasses, before, dawn, now, moaning, green