Wild Ettrick, Wild Ettrick, Your blue river gleams, An azure cloak'd lover That rides thro' my dreams, The heath's at your stirrup, The broom's at your knee, You sing in your saddle A love song to me. Thro' green lands you led me In lone ways apart In long days you told me Things dear to my heart, In dream-time, in silence, With haunting refrain You murmur them over And over again. Wild Ettrick, Wild Ettrick Love-raider in blue Ah! Swing me to saddle And take me with you To glens of remembrance And hills of desire, The stars over Kirkhope The Moon on the Swire.
- by William Henry Ogilvie (1869 - 1963) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by (Gerald) Graham Peel (1878 - 1937), "Ettrick", published 1925, J. B. Cramer & Co. [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2011-04-26
Line count: 24
Word count: 106