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Thread #161117   Message #3826929
Posted By: Jim Carroll
16-Dec-16 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Where can I hear a lark sing?
Subject: RE: BS: Where can I hear a lark sing?
Beautiful Scots word "Laverock"
The MacCalman's version id available on line, but I much prefer Lizzie Higgins singing it (her album used it as the title)
Jim Carroll

Up And Awa Wi' The Laverock

MacLennan / Andy Hunter)

       Up and awa' and awa' wi' the laverock
       Up and awa' and awa' in the morning
       Up and awa' and awa' wi' the laverock
       Up and awa' tae the hills wi' me

Wi' yir cast and yir gut and yir flea and yir heuk
Wi' yir cast and yir gut and yir rod and yir reel
Wi' yir cast and yir gut and a wee pickle luck
Ye'll hae plenty o' troot fur tae pit in yir creel

Fur there's troot in the Jaw and troot in Loch Awe
There's troot in the Leven, the Tummel, the Spey
Loch Kethrine's watter is guid fur a batter
The mair ye can slauchter the mair ye can fry

Wi' yir drum on the fire ye're laird o' the shire
Wi' yir drum on the fire ye're makin' yir tea
Wi' yir drum on the fire ye canna weel tire
O' the wheeplin curlew coorlin' free
(as sung by The McCalmans)

Tune: Jig o' Slurs
laverock - lark; heuk - hook; wee - little; drum - billy-can