Twa Corbies -Two Ravens - 2:11

 

Twa Corbies is an ancient ballad, sung here in Early Scots (an early form of the Scots language, not to be confused with Scottish Gaelic/Gàidhlig).  A more detailed history of the song can be read here: http://folkhistory.blogspot.com/2013/11/twa-corbies-as-deconstructionist-ballad.html

 

As I was walking all alane,
I heard twa corbies makin a mane;
The tane unto the ither say,
"Whar sall we gang and dine the-day?" 

 
"In ahint yon auld fail dyke,
I wot there lies a new slain knight;
And nane do ken that he lies there,
But his hawk, his hound an his lady fair." 

 
"His hound is tae the huntin gane,
His hawk tae fetch the wild-fowl hame, 
His lady's tain anither mate,
So we may mak oor dinner swate." 

 
"Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane,
And I'll pike oot his bonny blue een;
Wi ae lock o his gowden hair 
We'll theek oor nest whan it grows bare." 

 
"Mony a one for him makes mane,
But nane sall ken whar he is gane;
Oer his white banes, whan they are bare,
The wind sall blaw for evermair." 

 

 

Lyrics source, and English translation: http://www.putlearningfirst.com/language/12dial/twa_corbies.html

 

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