Loves the Rising Sun
I met my love by the Lammermuirs at the dawning of the day,
She gaily laid her hand in mine as we went upon our way,
Leaves of brown they tumbled down, for the autumn had begun,
I loved her as the trees love wind, and the morning loves the rising
Far across the shining ocean,
Where the restless winds do run,
I will roam till I grow weary,
Learn to love the rising sun.
By Leith Water in the glistening air we went where the snow lay deep.
Through afternoons when the dark came soon,our shining vigils keep.
On frosty days we went our ways, and we watched the seasons run.
I held her through the Winter's night, and I told her love's the rising sun.
The world awoke at the breath of spring and it brought the warming air.
But as I turned to face the light a cold wind blew my hair.
She told me gently, now's the time that's fixed for her to go.
I loved her as the night loves dark, and the bare trees love the covering snow.
I met my love by the Lammermuirs at the dawning of the day.
She gaily laid her hand in mine as we went upon our way.
Leaves of brown they tumbled down for the autumn had begun
I loved her as the trees love wind and the morning loves the rising sun.
Loves the Rising
© Nick Keir MCPS/PRS
From album - 'Ancestral Manoeuvres' (MACS 003)
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