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(George Chrchill)

cho: Dreams to sell, fine dreams to sell,
Angus is here with dreams to sell.
Hush now wee bairnie and sleep without fear,
For Angus will bring you a dream, my dear.

1. Can you no hush your weepin'?
All the wee lambs are sleepin'.
Birdies are nestlin', nestlin' taegether,
Dream Angus is hurtlin' through the heather.

2. Sweet the lavrock sings at morn,
Heraldin' in a bright new dawn.
Wee lambs, they coorie doon taegether
Alang with their ewies in the heather.

@Scottish @lullaby
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Dream Angus (Per malcolm:Described as "traditional" wherever referred to, and quite likely the tune is; I'm less convinced about the lyric, though. The DT file was transcribed from a record made by a Canadian band, and differs in wording from most examples to be found on the web; since I don't have any printed source for it, I can't say what would be the right of it. There is a verse omitted, however: List to the curlew cryin' oh, Fainter the echoes dyin' oh, Even the birds and beasties are sleepin', But my bonny bairn is weepin', weepin'. ...contains a particularly comical mis-hearing. Either the transcriber or the singer(s) have Dream Angus is hurtlin' through the heather, which is a ludicrously inappropriate image. The word should be hirplin(g), which is, to limp; move unevenly; hobble. Midi made from staff notation found on the web)


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