Jock O'Hazeldean (Chris Hutchings)

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  • (Posted 2009-06-28)  CPDL #19698:     
Editor: Chris Hutchings (submitted 2009-06-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Jock O'Hazeldean
Composer: Chris Hutchings
Lyricist: Anonymous (traditional)

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: Lowland Scots
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2008
Description: A relatively easy arrangement of a traditional Scots song. Suitable for all levels of choir - advanced choirs, do consider this as a possible light concert piece, as there's a lot that can come from it in a good performance.

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Original text and translations

Lowland_Scots.png Lowland Scots text

'Why weep ye by the tide, lady,
Why weep ye by the tide?
I'll wed ye to my youngest son,
And ye shall be his bride:
And ye shall be his bride, ladie
Sae comely to be seen' -
But aye she loot the tears down la'
For Jock o' Hazeldean.
'Now let this wilfu' grief be done,
And dry that cheek so pale;
Young Frank is chief of Errington,
And lord of Langley-dale;
And you, the foremost of them a'
Shall ride our forest queen.'
But aye she loot the tears down la'
For Jock o' Hazeldean.
The kirk was deck'd at morning tide,
The tapers glimmer'd fair.
The priest and bridegroom wait the bride,
And dame and knight were there.
They sought her baith by bower and ha'
The lady wisnae seen.
She's ower the border and awa',
Wi' Jock o' Hazeldean!

Translations: aye: always, loot: let, baith: both, ower: over