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Thread #903   Message #2662
Posted By: Kevin
28-Feb-97 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Nut Brown Maiden
Subject: Lyr Add: NUT BROWN MAIDEN
Hi Bert,


CHORUS: Ho ro my nut-brown maiden,
Hee ree my nut-brown maiden,
Ho ro ro maiden,
For she's the maid for me.

Her eye so mildly beaming,
Her look so frank and free,
In waking or in dreaming,
Is evermore with me. CHORUS

O Mary, mild-eyed Mary,
By land or on the sea,
Though time or tide may vary
My heart beats true for thee. CHORUS

And since from thee I parted,
A long and weary while,
I wander heavy hearted
With longing for thy smile. CHORUS

Mine Eyes that never vary
From pointing to the glen
Where blooms my Highland Mary
Like wild rose 'neath the ben. CHORUS

And when the blossoms laden,
Bright summer comes again,
I'll fetch my nut-brown maiden
Down from the bonnie glen. CHORUS

"One of the most popular songs of the Highlands, this was translated from the Gaelic in the nineteenth century by the Scottish poet John Stuart Blackie."
(From "Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales" Selected and edited by William Cole, Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden Cith New York, 1961)