Wells o' Wearie
Grant's 'Old & New
Edinburgh' (published 1890) gives
this brief account of the Wells o' Wearie:
"In 1828, the operations connected
with the railway tunnel, under the brow of the columnar mass of
basalt known as Samson's Ribs, commenced, and near the springs so
well known in tradition as the Wells of Wearie. ...
The 'Wells' are the theme of more than
one Scottish song, and a very sweet one runs thus :-
And ye maun gang wi' me, my winsom
There is nought in the world to fear
For I have asked your minnie, and she
has gi'en ye leave,
To gang to the Wells o' Wearie.
Oh, the sun winna blink in your bonnie
Nor tinge your white brow, my dearie;
For I will shade a bower wi' rashes
lang and green,
By the lanesome Wells o'
[Source: Grant's Old & New Edinburgh:
Vol 2, p.312.]