A Berwickshire Bard: The Songs and Poems of Robert McLean Calder

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J. and R. Parlane, 1897 - Songs, English - 306 pages
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Page 50 - And wi' the lave ilk merry morn Could rank my rig and lass, Still shearing, and clearing The tither stocked raw, Wi' claivers, an' haivers, Wearing the day awa : Ev'n then a wish, (I mind its power,) A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave my breast ; That I for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan, or beuk could make, Or sing a sang at least.
Page 23 - While inwardly they bleeze; But I will frankly shaw my mind, And yield my heart to thee; Be ever to the captive kind, That langs na to be free. At Polwart on the green Amang the new-mawn hay With sangs and dancing keen We'll pass the heartsome day.
Page 171 - Music, the tender child of rudest times, The gentle native of all lands and climes ; Who hymns alike man's cradle and his grave, Lulls the low cot, or peals along the nave...
Page 24 - A' hearts confess'd the queen, And pride of grace and beauty too, At Polwarth on the Green. The miser hoards his golden store, And kings dominion gain ; While others in the battle's roar For honour's trifles strain. Away, such pleasures ! false and vain ; For dearer mine have been, Among the lowly rural train, At Polwarth on the Green.
Page 23 - Polwart on the Green If you'll meet me the morn, Where lasses do convene To dance about the thorn, A kindly welcome you shall meet Frae her wha likes to view A lover and a lad complete, The lad and lover you.
Page 24 - Polwart on the Green. The spirit-moving dance went on, And harmless revelry Of young hearts all in unison, Wi' love's soft witcherie ; Their hall the open-daisied lea, While frae the welkin sheen, The moon shone brightly on the glee 650 Dark een and raven curls were there, And cheeks of rosy hue, And finer forms, without compare, Than pencil ever drew ; But ane, wi...
Page 18 - An house eternal, built by God, shall lodge the holy mind ; When once those prison walls have fall'n by which 'tis now confin'd.
Page 309 - Arranged, adapted for Choirs, Classes, and the Home Circle. YEARLY PARTS, with Notes to the Songs— Historical, Personal, and Critical. Price I/ each. Volumes I. & II., each containing Four Yearly Parts, with Notes to the Songs, interesting Prefaces, and upwards of 600 Musical Gems, harmonised for Part-Singing. Price 5/ each. Nothing better could be selected as gift books for friends at home or over the sea than this large and varied collection of our finest National Songs. " A monument of National...
Page 133 - It's hame, and it's hame, hame fain wad I be, An' it's hame, hame, hame, to my ain countree...
Page 133 - The glisks o' heaven will never fade, That hope around us flung — When first we breath'd the tale o' love In our auld mither tongue ! 0 ! let us ne'er forget our hame, Auld Scotland's hills and cairns, And let us a' where'er we be, Aye strive " to be guid bairns " ! And when we meet wi' want or age A-hirpling owre a rung, We'll tak' their part and cheer their heart Wi

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