Treasure Island

William Hamilton

(1704-1754 / Scotland)

Poems of William Hamilton

1. The Braes of Yarrow 1/1/2004
2. The Faithful Few: An Ode 4/21/2010

The Braes of Yarrow

‘BUSK ye, busk ye, my bonnie, bonnie bride!
Busk ye, busk ye, my winsome marrow!
Busk ye, busk ye, my bonnie, bonnie bride!
And think nae mair on the braes of Yarrow!’

‘Where got ye that bonnie, bonnie bride?
Where got ye that winsome marrow?’
‘I got her where I durst not well be seen—
Pu’ing the birks on the braes of Yarrow.’

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