Proud Maisie (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-01-13). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 76 kB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-04-29). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 50 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Description: English Lyrics Set 5 - No. 2. Lyrics from The Heart of Midlothian.
- A Stray Nymph Of Dian (Julian Sturgis)
- Proud Maisie
- Crabbed age and youth
- Lay a garland on my hearse
- Love and laughter (Arthur Butler)
- A girl to her glass (Julian Sturgis)
- A Welsh lullaby
Original text and translations
Proud Maisie is in the wood,
Walking so early,
Sweet Robin sits on the bush,
Singing so rarely.
"Tell me, thou bonny bird,
When shall I marry me?"
"When six braw gentlemen
Kirkward shall carry ye."
"Who makes the bridal bed,
Birdie, say truly?"
"The grey-headed sexton
That delves the grave duly.
The glow-worm o'er grave and stone
Shall light thee steady";
The owl from the steeple sing,
"Welcome, proud lady."