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Bonny at Morn (from 'Folk Songs' - Volume 6) (1958)

Bonny at Morn (from 'Folk Songs' - Volume 6)

The sheep’s in the meadows,
The kye’s in the corn,
Thou’s ower lang in thy bed,
Bonny at morn.
Canny at night, bonny at morn,
Thou’s ower lang in thy bed,
Bonny at morn.
The bird’s in the nest,
The trout’s in the burn,
Thou hinders thy mother
In many a turn.
We’re all laid idle
Wi’ keeping the bairn,
The lad winnot work
And the lass winnot lairn.

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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

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