A Rosebud By My Early Walk strathspey

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X: 1
T: A Rosebud By My Early Walk
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
A | A<G G>A G>A d>A | A<F F>G F>G {F}AG/F/ | D>G G>A G>A dc/d/ |
fd/f/ d/c/B/A/ G2 G :|| G | G<G g>a g>f g>a | fd/f/ d/c/B/A/ F>G AG/F/|
D<G g>a g>f g>a | fd/f/ d/c/B/A/ G2 G z/G/ | G>G g>a g>f g>a |
fd/f/ d/c/B/A/ F>G AG/F/ | GD/G/ BG/B/ cB/c/ dB/d/ | fd/f/ d/c/B/A/ {A}G2 G|]
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X: 2
T: A Rosebud By My Early Walk
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
B | B<A A>B A>B e>B | B<G G>A G>A {G}BA/G/ |
E>A A>B A>B ed/e/ |ge/g/ e/d/c/B/ A2 A :||
A | A<A a>b a>g a>b | ge/g/ e/d/c/B/ G>A BA/G/|
E<A a>b a>g a>b | ge/g/ e/d/c/B/ A2 A z/A/ |
A>A a>b a>g a>b |ge/g/ e/d/c/B/ G>A BA/G/ |
AE/A/ cA/c/ dc/d/ ec/e/ | ge/g/ e/d/c/B/ {B}A2 A||
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A Rosebud By My Early Walk

From the Scots Musical Museum, tune to which Burns first set his poem "A rosebud by my morning walk". It
was written by his friend David Sillar and called The Rosebud. Later on the tune "The Shepherd’s Wife"
became a more popular setting. See some interesting comments under tune "The Shepherd’s Wife" for the
history! Posted on The Session.

Re: A Rosebud By My Early Walk

Good - 2nd version in A minor. Error in my comment "… should be by my EARLY walk not MORNING walk.
Here are Burns’ words for the song:-

A rose-bud by my early walk
A down a corn-enclosed balk
Sae gently bent its thorny stalk,
All on a dewy morning.
Ere twice the shades o’ dawn are fled,
In a’ its crimson glory spread,
And drooping rich the dewy head,
It scents the early morning.

Within the bush her covert nest
A little linnet fondly prest;
The dew sat chilly on her breast,
Sae early in the morning.
She soon shall see her tender brood,
The pride, the pleasure o’ the wood
Amang the fresh green leaves bedew’d,
Awauk the early morning.

So thou, dear bird, young Jenny fair,
On trembling string or vocal air,
Shall sweetly pay the tender care
That tents thy early morning!
So thou, sweet rose-bud, young and gay,
Shalt beauteous blaze upon the day,
And bless the parent’s evening ray
That watch’d thy early morning!