Traditional Songs from Scotland

             


 

      

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Horo, My Nut Brown Maiden


Horo, my nut brown maiden
Hiri, my nut brown maiden
Horo, ro maiden
For she's the maid for me.

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

Oh Mary, mild-eyed Mary
By land or on the sea
Though time and tide may vary
My heart beats true to thee.

Chorus:

With thy fair face before me
How sweetly flew the hour
When all thy beauty o'er me
Came streaming in its power.

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

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And when with blossoms laden
Bright summer comes again
I'll fetch my nut brown maiden
Down from the bonny glen.

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