The Auld Aik

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

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The Auld Aik
English source: William Soutar

The auld aik’s doun:
The auld aik’s doun:
Twa hunner year it stüde, or mair,
But noo it’s doun, doun.

The auld aik’s doun:
The auld aik’s doun:
We were sae shair it wud aye be there,
But noo it’s doun, 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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