© by George Mackay Brown (1921 - 1996)

I know you, Tomas the shepherd‑boy
Language: English 
I know you, Tomas the shepherd-boy
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Confirmed with The Collected Poems of George Mackay Brown, edited by Archie Bevan and Brian Murray: London, John Murray, 2006, pp. 210-11.

1 Davies: "to Death"
2 Davies: "The black rain falls, the bitter floods rise still."

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , "Weihnachtslied", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ; composed by Gary Bachlund.

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