Horo, My Nut Brown Maiden
Anonymous


Ho ro, my nut brown maiden, Hiri, my nut brown maiden
Ho ro, ro maiden, For she's the maid for me.

Her eye so mildly beaming, Her look so frank and free
In waking and in dreaming, Is evermore with me.

Ho ro, my nut brown maiden, Hiri, my nut brown maiden
Ho ro, ro maiden, For she's the maid for me.

Oh Mary, mild-eyed Mary, By land or on the sea
Though time and tide may vary, My heart beats true to thee.

Ho ro, my nut brown maiden, Hiri, my nut brown maiden
Ho ro, ro maiden, For she's the maid for me.

With thy fair face before me, How sweetly flew the hour
When all thy beauty o'er me, Came streaming in its power.

Ho ro, my nut brown maiden, Hiri, my nut brown maiden
Ho ro, ro maiden, For she's the maid for me.

The face with kindness glowing, The face that hides no guile
The light grace of thy going, The witchcraft of thy smile.

Ho ro, my nut brown maiden, Hiri, my nut brown maiden
Ho ro, ro maiden, For she's the maid for me.

And when with blossoms laden, Bright summer comes again
I'll fetch my nut brown maiden, Doun frae the bonnie glen.

Ho ro, my nut brown maiden, Hiri, my nut brown maiden
Ho ro, ro maiden, For she's the maid for me.

Midi sequenced by Barry Taylor

Traditional Scottish Highland tune. The words were translated from the Gaelic by Professor Blackie.

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