On the rocks by Aberdeen,
Where the whislin' wave had been,
As I wandered and at e'en
There I saw thee sailing west,
And I ran with joy opprest -
Ay, and took out all my best,
Then I busked mysel' wi' speed,
And the neighbors cried "What need?
'Tis a lass in any weed
Now my heart, my heart is sair.
What's the good, though I be fair,
For thou'lt never see me mair,