Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Trad Tuesday: Green Grow the Rashes sung by Dougie MacLean

Green Grow the Rashes is a song with lyrics by Robert Burns. It is the first of his poems to be set to music. Dougie MacLean's version is one of my favorites.
there's nought but care on every hand
in every hour that passes o
what signifies the worth o' man
and 'twer na for the lasses o
green grow the rashes o
green grow the rashes o
the sweetest hours that e'er i spent
were spent amang the lasses o
the wardly race may riches chase
and riches still may fly them o
when at last they catch them fast
their hearts can ne'er enjoy them o
gie me a cannie hour at e'en
my arms about my dearie o
and wardly cares and wardly men
can no' gae tapsalteerie o

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