Song 79: "Gloomy winter's noo awa'" - Robert Tannahill

Lav'rocks fan the sno'-white clouds
Lav'rocks fan the sno'-white clouds
Gloomy winter's noo awa'
Lav'rocks fan the sno'-white clouds

Gloomy winter's noo awa', soft the westlin breezes blaw
Amang the birks a' Stanley shaw the mavis sings fu' cheerie-o
Sweet the crawflowers early bell decks Glenifer's dewy dell
Blooming like your bonny sel', my ain, my airtless dearie-o

Come, my lassie, let us stray o'er Glenkilloch's sunny brae
And blithely spend the gowden day midst joys that ne'er wearie-o
Trees may bud and birds may sing, flowers may bloom and verger spring
But joy to me they canna bring unless wi' ye my dearie-o

Soft the westlin breezes blaw
Soft the westlin breezes blaw
Towering o'er the Newton woods
Soft the westlin breezes blaw

Towering o'er the Newton woods, lav'rocks fan the sno'-white clouds
Siller soughs wi' downy buds adorn the banks sae brearie-o
'round the silvan fairy nooks, feathery breckans fringe the rocks
Beneath the brae the burnie jouks and ilka thing is cheerie-o

Come, my lassie, let us stray o'er Glenkilloch's sunny brae
And blithely spend the gowden day midst joys that ne'er wearie-o
Trees may bud and birds may sing, flowers may bloom and verger spring
But joy to me they canna bring unless wi' ye my dearie-o