Now westlin winds and slaught'rin' guns, Brings Autumn's pleasant weather; The gorcock springs, on whirring wings Amang the blooming heather: Now waving grain, wide o'er the plain, Delights the weary farmer; The moon shines bright as I rove by night To muse upon my charmer. We'll gently walk and sweetly talk, While the silent moon shines clearly; I'll clasp thy waist, and, fondly prest, Swear how I lo'e thee dearly; Not vernal showers to budding flowers, Not autumn to the farmer, So dear can be as thou to me, My fair, my lovely charmer.
GLOSSARYGorcock = red grouse
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- by (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809), "Now westlin winds", Hob. XXXIa no. 111, JHW. XXXII/2 no. 111. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
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