Top: Robert Burns, 1793, center: Merry Muses of Caledonia version, 1799; bottom: from Herd's Scots Songs, 1776
Now rosy May comes in wi' flowers|
To deck her gay, green-spreading bowers;
And now comes in the happy hours
To wander wi' my Davie.
Meet me on the Warlock Knowe,
Dainty Davie, Dainty Davie!
There I'll spend the day wi' you,
My ain dear Dainty Davie.
2. The crystal waters round us fa'
3. As purple morning starts the hare,|
To steal upon her early fare,
Then thro the dews I will repair
To meet my faithfu' Davie.
4. When day, expiring in the west,
O leeze me on his curly pow,
Bonie Davie, dainty Davie;
Leeze me on his curly pow,
He was my dainty Davie.
Being pursu'd by the dragoons,
2. My minnie laid him at my back,
3. Then in the field amang the pease,|
Behin' the house o' Cherrytrees,
Again he wan atweesh my thies,
And, splash! gaed out his gravy.
4. But had I goud, or had I land,
O leeze me on your curly pow,
Dainty Davie, dainty Davie;
Leeze me on your curly pow,
Mine ain dainty Davie.
It was in and through the window broads,
2. It was down amang my dady's pease,|
And underneath the cherry-trees;
O there he kist me as he pleas'd,
For he was mine ain dear Davie.
3. When he was chas'd by a dragoon,
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