“My Bonie Bell”

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The new Robbie Burns comp finally has a name, My Bonie Bell, after the bard’s 1791 poem of the same title. The album’s title song, My Bonie Bell, is a new track by Robert Scott who already contributed a song to Ae Fond Kiss, our first Burns comp.

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My Bonie Bell (Robert Burns)

1791

The smiling Spring comes in rejoicing,
And surly Winter grimly flies;
Now crystal clear are the falling waters,
And bonie blue are the sunny skies.
Fresh o’er the mountains breaks forth the morning,
The ev’ning gilds the ocean’s swell;
All creatures joy in the sun’s returning,
And I rejoice in my bonie Bell.

The flowery Spring leads sunny Summer,
The yellow Autumn presses near;
Then in his turn comes gloomy Winter,
Till smiling Spring again appear:
Thus seasons dancing, life advancing,
Old Time and Nature their changes tell;
But never ranging, still unchanging,
I adore my bonie Bell.

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