The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44539   Message #3968486
Posted By: leeneia
27-Dec-18 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'
A couple or three years ago I was intrgued by this song and went to YouTube to listen to performances. Every one did the song as if it were a dirge.

Just because a song is minor doesn't mean it's about a tragedy. If you marry the words to the tune, then the topic of the song is spring and by implication, getting out of the hovel and into the woods and making love outdoors. Forget the tragic tone and make the song affectionate, beguiling and caressing. How exactly? Use your imagination, and your fingers will follow.

Come, my lassie, let us stray
O'er Glenkilloch's sunny brae,
Blithely spend the gowden day
'Midst joys that never weary, O!