Marking Time

By Libra

On the banks of the Allan Water

Well, we have the source of one of Scotland's most famous lyrics   half a mile away so it had to be  "On the Banks of Allan Water "by
Matthew Gregory Lewis and here is  link to Adelina Patti singing it on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3UnZT0ioFE




On the banks of Allan Water,
 
When the sweet spring-time did fall,
 
Was the miller's lovely daughter,
 
— Fairest of them all.
For his bride a soldier sought her,
 
And a winning tongue had he,
 
On the banks of Allan Water,
 
— None so gay as she.
On the banks of Allan Water,
 
When brown autumn spread his store,
 
There I saw the miller's daughter,
 
— But she smiled no more.
For the summer grief had brought her,
 
And the soldier false was he,
 

On the banks of Allan Water.


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