Sparey: O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast
Friday 18 June 2021
Carolyn Sparey: O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast
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O wert thou in the cauld blast,
on yonder lea, on yonder lea,
my plaidie to the angry airt,
I'd shelter thee, I'd shelter thee.
Or did Misfortune's bitter storms
around thee blaw, around thee blaw,
thy bield should be my bosom,
to share it a', to share it a'.
Or were I in the wildest waste,
sae black and bare, sae black and bare,
the desert were a paradise,
if thou wert there, if thou wert there.
Or were I Monarch o' the globe,
wi' thee to reign, wi' thee to reign,
the brightest jewel in my crown
wad be my queen, wad be my queen.
Text: Robert Burns
Music: Carolyn Sparey
"This is a wonderful addition to the heritage of Scottish song in this the 250th anniversary of Burns’ birth. To have new melodies is extremely refreshing and something of which Burns would have undoubtedly approved."
William Williamson, Conductor of the Old Moffat Singers