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Gloomy Winter's Now Awa
Air,—“Lord Balgownie's Favourite."
Arranged by Mr. R. A. Smith.
Gloomy Winter's now awa,
Saft the westlan breezes blaw ;
Mang the birks o Stanely shaw
The mavis sings fu cheerie, O ;
Sweet the crawflower'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,
Blythely spend the gowden day,
Midst joys that never weary, O.
Tow'ring o'er the Newton wuds,
Lav'rocks fan the snaw white duds,
Siller saughs, wi downy buds,
Adorn the banks sae briery, O.
Roun the sylvan fairy nooks,
Feath'ry 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.