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A Laddie's Sang

by Benjamin Britten From Who are these children? (1969) Op. 84

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A Laddie's Sang
English source: William Soutar

O! it’s owre the braes abüne our toun
Whan the simmer days come in;
Whaur the blue-bells grow, and the burnies row,
And gowdan is the whin.

The gowk sings frae the birken-schaw,
And the laverock far aboon:
The bees bummer by, the peesies cry,
And the lauchin linn lowps doun.


Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music,…


William Soutar

William Soutar was a Scottish poet from Perthshire.

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