My Favorite Scots Ballads

July 19, 2007 @ 8:20 am | Filed under: Uncategorized

Ho Ro, My Nut Brown Maiden

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Chorus:
Ho ro my nut-brown maiden,
Hee ree my nut-brown maiden,
Ho ro ro maiden,
She is the maid for me

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

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

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

The face with kindness glowing
The face that hides no guile
The light grace of thy going
The witchcraft of thy smile.

 

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

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

Bonny Doon

I’ll Walk Beside You

I’ll walk beside you through the world today
While dreams and songs and flowers bless your way
I’ll look into your eyes and hold your hand
I’ll walk beside you through the golden land

I’ll walk beside you through the world tonight
Beneath the starry skies ablaze with light
And in your heart loves’s tender words I’ll hide
I’ll walk beside you through the eventide

I’ll walk beside you through the passing years
Through days of cloud and sunshine, joy and tears
And when the great call comes, though sunset gleams
I’ll walk beside you through the land of dreams.

Loch Lomond

Loch Tay Boat Song

We’ll Go No More A-Roving


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