Flow gently sweet afton

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Flow gently sweet Afton, among thy green braes
Flow gently I’ll sing thee a song in thy praise
My Mary’s asleep by thy murmuring stream
Flow gently sweet Afton, disturb not her dream
Thou stock-dove whose echo resounds thru the glen
Ye wild whistling blackbirds, in yon thorny den
Thou green crested lapwing, thy screaming forbears
I charge you disturb not my slumbering fair

Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides
And winds by the cot where my Mary resides
How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave
As, gathering sweet flowerets, she stems thy clear wave
Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes
Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays
My Mary’s asleep by thy murmuring stream
Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream

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© Robert Burns

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