by William Soutar (1898 - 1943)

A laddie's sang
Language: English 
O! it’s owre the braes abüne out toun
Whan the simmer days come in;
Whaur the blue-bells grow, and the burnies row,
And gowdan is the whin.

The gowk sings frae the birkin-schaw,
And the laverock far aboon:
The bees bummer by, the peesies cry,
And the lauchin linn lowps doun.


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Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson