Jim McLean: "I arranged this song for a collection of Burns' songs recorded by Nigel Denver...and changed it slightly by repeating 'Aye Waukin' O' at the end of each chorus..."
Scabby Douglas: "...I never noticed that the repeated line isn't in the printed versions before..."
Although the repeated line isn't in either of the versions printed in the Scots Musical Museum, the repeated line features in a few older books. In George Thomson's Collection Vol.3 (1802) he added the line "O this love, this love!" to the end of each verse, "for the sake of the music."
In Wood's Songs of Scotland (1849), he gives the repeated line "Ay wakin', O!" at the end of each verse.