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The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow

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With my dog and gun through the blooming heather To seek for pastime I took my way There I spied a lovely fair maid And her charms invited me a while to stay I said "My darling, you will find I love you, Tell me your dwelling and your name also" Excuse my name, and you'll find my dwelling near The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow I said, "My dear, if you'll wed a rover My former raking I will leave aside Here is my hand and I'll pledge you my honor And if you'll prove constant I'll make you my bride" "But if my parents knew that I loved a rover Great afflictions I would undergo So I'll stay at home for another season near The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow Farewell dear darling for another season I hope we'll meet again in yon lowland vale And when we meet we'll embrace each other I will pay attention to your lovesick tale Then it's hand in hand we will join together And I will take you to yon arbor row Where the linnet sings a sweet note so pleasing near The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow

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