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.
- by William Soutar (1898 - 1943), "A laddie's sang", appears in Collected Poems, first published 1948 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "A laddie's sang", op. 84 no. 2, published 1972 [tenor and piano], from Who are these children?, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson