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Of a' the airts the wind can blaw

Language: Scottish (Scots)

Of a' the airts the wind can blaw, 
	I dearly like the west, 
For there the bonnie Lassie lives, 
  The Lassie I lo'e best: 
There's wild-woods grow, and rivers row, 
  And mony a hill between; 
But day and night my fancy's flight 
  Is ever wi' my Jean. 

I see her in the dewy flowers, 
  I see her sweet and fair; 
I hear her in the tunefu' birds, 
  I hear her charm the air: 
There's not a bonnie flower that springs 
  By fountain, shaw, or green; 
There's not a bonnie bird that sings, 
  But minds me o' my Jean.


Translation(s): DAN FRE GER GER GER

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Tune: Miss Admiral Gordon's Strathspey

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Last modified: 2014-07-28 11:29:58
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Des quatre points cardinaux

Language: French (Fran├žais) after the Scottish (Scots)

Des quatre points cardinaux
Je préfère l'occident
Car à l'occident demeure 
La fille que j'aime.
Bois sauvages et rivières
Montagnes sont entre nous :
Mais toujours mes pensers volent
Vers ma douce Jane, ô gué !

Je la vois dans les fleurs douces
Qui tremblent sous la rosée
Je l'entends dans les oiseaux :
L'air en est charmé
Toute fleurette qui pousse,
Aux champs, aus prés, aux forêts
Tout oiseau joli qui chante
Me rappelle  Jane, ô gué !


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Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), no title, written 1788 DAN GER GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): David Arditti, Joseph Haydn, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, Francis George Scott, Maude Valérie White. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-02-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:14
Line count: 16
Word count: 79