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Found in 1806.abc from the John Chambers music book abc collection
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the BIRKS OF INVERMAY 1806 The smil ing morn, the breath ing spring, in vite the tune ful birds to sing; And while they war ble from each spray, Love melts the u ni ver sal lay. Let us, A man da, time ly wise, Like them im prove the hour that flies, And in soft rap tures waste the day, A mong the birks of In ver may. tr 2. For soon the winter of the year, And age, life's winter, will appear; At this thy living bloom will fade, As that will strip the verdant shade: Our taste of pleasure then is o'er; The feather'd songsters are no more; And when they droop, and we decay, Adieu the birks of Invermay. 3. Behold, the hills and vales around, With lowing herds and flocks abound; The wanton kids and frisking lambs Gambol and dance about their dams; The busy bees with humming noise, And all the reptile kind rejoice; Let us, like them, then, sing and play Among the birks of Invermay. 4. Hark! how the waters, as they fall, Loudly my love to gladness call; The wanton waves sport in the beams, And fishes play throughout the streams; The circling sun does now advance, And all the planets round him dance; Let us as jovial be as they, Among the birks of Invermay. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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