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Time Wears Awa'

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Learnt via Alison McMorland, from the singing of Willie Scott.
(Trad. arranged by Corrina Hewat)


Oh but the hours rin fast awa, like the Kelvin tae the Clyde
Sin on its bonnie gowan banks I wooed thee for my bride
My ain dear love, sae sweet an young, sae artless and sae fair
Then love was a' the grief we kent, and you my only care

Time wears awa, time wears awa
An' winna let us be
It stole the wild rose frae my cheek
An' the blythe blink frae your ee

When woods were green an flooers fair, and you were a' my ain
I little reckoned what years would bring o' poortith, toil an pain
Some wayfu' hours hae flapped their wings, dark shadows ower oor lot
Sin like twa cushats o' a glen, we strayed in this dear spot

The voices o' oor happy days steal on oor dreams by night
An cherished memories rise and glow wi' their departed light
But still the birds and burnies sing their wildered melodies
As in the gowden dawn o' life when we were young and free


from Big Like This, released October 15, 2012
Lead Vocal: Corrina Hewat



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