Gae bring tae me a pint o' wine (Francis Melville)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-22)  CPDL #50614:   
Editor: Francis Melville (submitted 2018-07-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Gae bring tae me a pint o' wine
Composer: Francis Melville
Lyricist: Robert Burns

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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R.: Gae bring tae me a pint o wine, and fill it in a siller tassie
that I may drink afore I go, a service tae my bonnie lassie

The boat rocks at the pier o Leith, fu loud the wind blaws fae the ferry
The sip rides by the Berwick Law, and I maun leave my bonnie Mary.

The trumpet sounds, the banners fly, the glitterin spears are ranked ready
The shouts o war are heard afar, the battle closes deep and bloody

It’s no the roar o sea on shore that maks me langer wish tae tarry
Nor shouts o war that’s heard afar, it’s leaving thee, my bonnie Mary.