Busk ye, Busk ye (Anonymous)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 397 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Busk ye, Busk ye
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: William Beatton Moonie
Tune: Leyden MS

Lyricist: William Hamilton
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongFolksong

Language: Lowland Scots
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1927 Bruce, Clements and Co.

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Original text and translations

Lowland_Scots.png Lowland Scots text

based on poem by William Hamilton of Bangour (1704–1754)

Busk ye, busk ye, my bonnie, bonnie bride!
Busk ye, busk ye, my winsome lady!
Busk ye, busk ye, my bonnie, bonnie bride,
And wrap thee in thy silken plaidie.

Haste ye, haste, my bonnie bride!
O bride, O haste, and do not fear, nor falter;
Haste ye, haste, my bonnie, bonnie bride!
And tryst wi’ me before the altar.

Be ye blithe, my bonnie bride,
O be ye blithe, and sing, and sing fu’ cheerie;
O be ye blithe, my bonnie, bonnie bride,
For evermore thou’lt be my dearie.