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Proud Maisie

Language: English

Proud Maisie is in the wood,
Walking so early,
Sweet Robin sits on the bush,
Singing so rarely.
"Tell me, thou bonny bird,
When shall I marry me?"
"When six braw gentlemen
Kirkward shall carry ye."

"Who makes the bridal bed,
Birdie, say truly?"
"The grey-headed sexton
That delves the grave duly.
The glow-worm o'er grave and stone
Shall light thee steady;
The owl from the steeple sing,
`Welcome, proud lady.'"


Submitted by Ted Perry

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
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