Robert Burns




The Flowery Banks Of Cree

Here is the glen, and here the bower 
    All underneath the birchen shade; 
The village-bell has told the hour — 
    O what can stay my lovely maid? 
'Tis not Maria's whispering call — 
    'Tis but the balmy-breathing gale, 
Mixed with some warbler's dying fall, 
    The dewy star of eve to hail!

It is Maria's voice I hear! — 
    So calls the woodlark in the grove, 
His little faithful mate to cheer:
    At once 'tis music and 'tis love!
And art thou come? and art thou true?
    O, welcome, dear, to love and me! 
And let us all our vows renew, 
    Along the flowery banks of Cree.