Proud Maisie (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
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Title: Proud Maisie
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Walter Scott
Number of voices: 1v Voicings: Tenor solo or Soprano solo, or Mezzo
Genre: Secular, Art song
First published: 1902 in English Lyrics, Set 5, no. 2
Description: Lyrics from The Heart of Midlothian.
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."