Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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THE BIRKS OF ABERFELDY.
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♦The hoary cliffs are crowned wi' flowers, White o'er the linns the burnie pours, And, rising, weets wi' misty showers The birks of Aberfeldy.
Bonnie lassie, etc.
*Let fortune's gifts at random flee, They ne'er shall draw a wish frae me, Supremely blest wi' love and thee In the birks of Aberfeldy.
Bonnie lassie, etc.
THE LASS O' PATIE'S MILL.
Allan Ramsay was visiting the Earl of Loudon; and one day, when they were walk­ing together by the banks of Irvine water, at a place called Patie's Mill, both were struck by the appearance of a beautiful country-girl. The Earl remarked that she would make a fine subject for a song. Ramsay stayed behind when they returned to the castle, and at dinner produced this song.
The air is known to be at least as old as the middle of the seventeenth century.
A ndantino.








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