Language: Scottish (Scots)
Ae weet forenicht i’ the yow-trummle
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Confirmed with The Complete Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid, Volume 1, edited by Michael Grieve and W R Aitken, Penguin Books, Middlesex, 1985, Page 17.
"watergaw" = rainbow
"yow-trummle" = a cold period in the summer around the time of sheep shearing
"laverock" = skylark
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "The Watergaw", published 1939 [low voice and piano], from Scottish Lyrics, Book 5, no. 11, Bayley & Ferguson; confirmed with Songs of Francis George Scott, selected and edited by Neil Mackay, Roberton Publications, Aylesbury 1980, page 67. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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