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This little poem of magical assignments — making gowns of moonlight and shoes of sunlight — is a sparkling gem.
The recording is by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, directed by Sheena Phillips.
Other William Soutar settings published by Canasg include Ballad, Day is düne, and a set of Three Soutar Songs for children's chorus and piano.
Pronunciation guide included
Hairst the licht o' the müne [hairst — harvest, licht — light] To mak a siller goun; [siller — silver] And the gowdan licht o' the sün [gowdan — golden] To mak a pair o' shoon: [shoon — shoes]
Gether the draps o' dew [gether — gather; draps — drops] To hing about your throat; [hing — hang] And the wab o' the watergaw [water-gaw — water-spider] To wark yoursel' a coat: [wark — work, make]
And you will ride oniewhaur [oniewhaur — anywhere] Upon the back o' the wind; And gang through the open door [gang — go] In the wa' at the world's end. [wa' — wall]
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