Highland love song (Hugh S. Roberton)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-03)  CPDL #77800:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-03).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 259 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2023-06-02)  CPDL #73993:        
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2023-06-02).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Highland love song
Composer: Hugh S. Roberton
Lyricist: John S. Blackie , transl.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1917 J. Curwen & Sons Ltd
Description: GU MA SLAN A CHI MI

(Ullapool Sailor’s Song)

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Original text and translations

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translated from the Gaelic
by John Stuart Blackie

Health and joy be with you,
My bonnie nut-brown maid,
With tresses richly flow-ing,
With virgin grace array'd;
Thy voice to me is music When heavy I may be,
It heals my heart's deep sorrow
To speak a word with thee.
In sadness I am rocking
This night upon the sea;
For troubled is my slumber,
When thy smile is far from me;
On thee I'm ever thinking,
Thy face is ever near;
And if I may not find thee,
Then death alone is dear.