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Found in Birks_of_Invermay_1811.abc from the John Chambers music book abc collection
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the BIRKS OF INVERMAY 1811 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 mang the birks of In ver may. tr 2. The lav'rocks now, and lintwhites sing; The rocks around with echoes ring; The mavis, and the blackbird's lay, In tuneful strains do glad the day; The woods now wear their summer suits; To mirth all nature now invites: Let us be blythesome then, and gay, Amang 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 About 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, Amang the birks of Invermay. 5. But soon the winter of the year, And age, life's winter, will appear; At this thy lovely 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. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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