This verse of Loch Lomond is usually sung as :

The wee birdies sing
And the wild flowers spring
And in sunshine the waters lie sleeping
But the broken heart it kens, nae second spring again
and the waeful may cease there [sometimes from] their greeting

Does this really mean that the woeful are gong to stop greeting people, or does it mean they will stop visting the lake? What does this mean? I doubt it's the former, because other form of this verse replaces "greeting" with "greiving", implying some kind of recovery.

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"Greeting" is Scots for crying, so the woeful will cease their crying...

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