A rose bud by my early walk, Adown a corn-inclosèd bawk, Sae gently bent its thorny stalk, All on a dewy morning. Ere twice the shades o' dawn are fled, In a' its crimson glory spread, And drooping rich the dewy head, It scents the dewy morning. Within the bush her covert nest A little linnet fondly prest, The dew sat chilly on her breast Sae early in the morning. So thou, dear bird, young Jeany fair, On trembling string or vocal air, Shall sweetly pay the tender care That tents thy early morning. So thou, sweet Rose bud, young and gay, Shalt beauteous blaze upon the day, And bless the Parent's evening ray That watch'd thy early morning.
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- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) [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), "My Early Walk", op. 92 no. 2 (1975), from A Birthday Hansel, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809), "The shepherd's wife", JHW. XXXII/3 no. 197, Hob. XXXIa no. 128bis [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Josef Václav Sládek) , "Růžové poupě"
Researcher for this text: Jean Branch
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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