Bonny at morn (Percy Snowdon)

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Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2003-04-20).   Score information: A4, 24 pages, 258 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: No. 4 from 'Northumbrian Folk Songs'. Arranged by Percy Snowdon.

General Information

Title: Bonny at morn
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Arranger: Percy Snowdon

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Soloists: S
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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The sheep's in the meadows,
The cow's in the corn,
Thou's ower long in thy bed,
Bonny at morn.

Canny at night,
Bonny at morn,
Thou's over long in thy bed,
Bonny at morn.

We're all laid idle
With keeping the bairn;
The lad winna work
Nor the lass winna learn.
Canny at night…

The bird's in the nest,
And the trout's in the burn,
Thou hinders thy mother
At many a turn.
Canny at night…