Aye Wauking, O
DESCRIPTION: "I'm wet and weary!" I would "rise and rin" to meet her. "I lang for my true lover" in summer and at sleep. "Feather-beds are soft, Painted rooms are bonnie; But a kiss o' my dear love Is better far than ony." Friday night is long in coming.
EARLIEST DATE: 1803 (Scots Musical Museum)
KEYWORDS: courting love nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
GreigDuncan5 933, "Simmer's a Pleasant Time" (3 fragments, 3 tunes)
ADDITIONAL: James Kinsley, editor, Burns: Complete Poems and Songs (shorter edition, Oxford, 1969) #287, pp. 404-405, "Ay waukin O" (1 text, 1 tune, from 1790)
James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume III, #213, p. 222, "Aye waukin O" (1 text, 1 tune)
Robert Chambers, The Scottish Songs (Edinburgh, 1829), Vol I, pp. 126-128, "Aye Wauking, O" (2 texts)
ST GrD5933 (Full)
cf. "The Hexhamshire Lass" (some verses) and references there
cf. "Katy Cruel" (some verses) and references there
NOTES: For other references to "wet and weary" see "Rise up Quickly and Let Me In (The Ghostly Lover)." Other non-ghostly night-visit songs are noted there.
Chambers has two texts. His first, "the original," is the source of the DESCRIPTION; the other, "Aye Waukin', Oh!" is "as altered by Burns." - BS
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