Sir Walter Scott
Edinburgh / Scotland

Proud Maisie

Rating: 2.8
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!'
Friday, January 3, 2003
detlef boldt 02 April 2019
schön maisie gehet im wald, geht früh am morgen, rotkehlchen sitzet im busch, singt ohne sorgen. sag mir, mein vögelchen, wann denn heirat´ ich? wenn der tiefschwarze herr zur kirche tragt dich. wer macht der braut das bett? Vögelchen, sag´s mir. der graue grabgärtner, der gräbt das grab dir. der glühwurm auf grab und stein leuchtet dir immer, die eule vom kirchturm ruft: du heiratest nímmer.
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Bill Wright 06 September 2016
Wow, you will die a spinster seems to be the gist of this one. Poor Maisie!
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