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No. 23. 'Twas eventhe dewy fields were green.
Tune : Ettrick Banks Orpheus Cakdonius, 1733, No. 45.
'Twas even—the dewy fields were green, On every blade the pearls hang,
The zephyr wanton'd round the bean, And bore its fragrant sweets alang; J' In ev'ry glen the mavis sang,
All Nature list'ning seem'd the while, Except where greenwood echoes rang
Amang the braes o' Eallochmyle.
With careless step I onward stray'd, My heart rejoic'd in Nature's joy,
When, musing in a lonely glade, A maiden fair I chanced to spy : Her look was like the morning's eye,
Her air like Nature's vernal smile; Perfection whisper'd, passing by:—
' Behold the lass o' Ballochmyle!'