My Nanie's Awa
Now in her green mantle blythe nature arrays,
And listens the lambkins that bleat o'er the braes,
While birds warble welcomes in ilka green shaw;
But to me it's delightless - my Nanie's awa.
The snawdrap and primrose our woodlands adorn,
And violets bathe in the weet o' the morn;
They pain my sad bosom, sae sweetly they blaw,
They mind me o' Nanie - and Nanie's awa.
Thou lavrock that springs frae the dews of the lawn
The shepherd to warn o' the grey-breaking dawn,
And thou mellow mavis that hails the night-fa',
Give over for pity - my Nanie's awa.
Come autumn, sae pensive, in yellow and grey,
And soothe me wi' tydings o' nature's decay:
The dark, dreary winter, and wild-driving snaw,
Alane can delight me - now Nanie's awa.