Proud Maisie (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-13)  CPDL #42629:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-01-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2008-04-29)  CPDL #16757:        (Sibelius 4)
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General Information

Title: Proud Maisie
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Walter Scott

Number of voices: 1v   Voicings: Tenor solo or Soprano solo, or Mezzo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1902 in English Lyrics, Set 5, no. 2
Description: Lyrics from The Heart of Midlothian.

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Original text and translations

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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."