(C) Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard, 2021 - P.O. Box 1895, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
2021 "Virtual" Burns Nicht Supper - Section 3 of 3
"Toast to the Laddies & Lassies"
Presenters, Harvey Ewing & Mary Lambert
1988 Burns Nicht Supper
"Auld Lang Syne" & "Amazing Grace"
Closing moments of the
original 1988 Burns Supper
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"Auld Lang Syne"
The Internationally Acclaimed Scottish Society Singers
"The Immortal Memory"
a Tribute to the Immortal Bard
Mary Lambert, 1989 Burns Supper
"Address to the Deil"
by Robert Burns
Recorded in 2021 for the SSMV
Burns Supper by David Roy,
Crail Golfing Society of Fife,
"FLOR'ERS O' THE FOREST"
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The Flowers of the Forest
I've heard the lilting, at the yowe-milking,
Lasses a-lilting before dawn o' day;
But now they are moaning on ilka green
loaning; "The Flowers of the Forest
are a' wede away".
As buchts, in the morning, nae blythe
lads are scorning; The lasses are lonely
and dowie and wae.
Nae daffin', nae gabbin', but sighing
and sobbing, Ilk ane lifts her leglen,
and hies her away.
In hairst, at the shearing, nae youths
now are jeering, the Bandsters are lyart,
and runkled and grey.
At fair or at preaching, nae wooing, nae
fleeching, the Flowers of the Forest are a'
At e'en, in the gloaming, nae swankies
are roaming, 'Bout stacks wi' the lasses
at bogle to play.
But ilk ane sits drearie, lamenting her
dearie, The Flowers of the Forest are
a' wede away.
Dule and wae for the order
sent our lads to the Border;
The English, for ance, by guile
wan the day:
The Flowers of the Forest,
that foucht aye the foremost,
The prime o' our land are cauld
in the clay.
We'll hae nae mair lilting,
at the yowe-milking,
Women and bairns are dowie
Sighing and moaning,
on ilka green loaning, the Flowers
of the Forest are all wede away.
Meaning of unusual words:
The lyrics below were written by Jean Elliot in the 18th century
and is a reworking of an older song about the non-return of the large
number of Scottish soldiers after the Battle of Flodden. www.rampantscotland.com
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Thank for Attending Our 2021 Virtual Burns Supper. We Hope You Enjoyed This Experience.
We All Hope to Gather Together In-Person for Our 35th Burns Nicht Supper in 2022.
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