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Posted By: Joe Offer
31-May-07 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Tannahill
Subject: ADD: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa' (Tannahill)
from Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature

Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'
tune: "Lord Balgonie's Favourite"
Robert Tannahill, 1808

Gloomy winter's now awa',
Saft the westlin' breezes blaw;
'Mang the birks o' Stanley-shaw
The mavis sings fu' cheerie O;
Sweet the craw-flower's early bell
Decks Gleniffer's dewy dell,
Blooming like thy bonnie sel',
My young, my artless dearie O.
Come, my lassie, let us stray
O'er Glenkilloch's sunny brae,
Blithely spend the gowden day
'Midst joys that never wearie, O.

Towering o'er the Newton woods,
Laverocks fan the snaw-white clouds;
Siller saughs, wi' downy buds,
Adorn the banks sae brierie O;
Round the sylvan fairy nooks,
Feathery breckans fringe the rocks,
'Neath the brae the burnie jouks,
And ilka thing is cheerie, O;
Trees may bud, and birds may sing
Flowers may bloom, and verdure spring,
Joy to me they canna' bring,
Unless wi' thee, my dearie, O.

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