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This piece is the first in the set Three Marion Angus songs
The next piece is winds of the world
If you don't want to buy the whole set, then you can buy The wee sma' glen individually using the link on this page.
When the beauty of a small valley brings a woman to tears, God knows that he has not made the place in vain. Frances Cockburn's simple strophic setting is sweet and gentle.
The recording is by Rudsambee Company of Singers, dir. Frances Cockburn, and is available on the album Bottled At Source (RUBEECD003)
Pronunciation guide included
The water dreeped frae stane tae stane, The wild rose bloomed and dee'd its lane, But lip tae praise it there was nane, Till Mary cam' tae the Wee Sma' Glen.
It wasna when she pu'ed the briar Nor lauched tae see the rowans' fire, But when her e'en grew saft and weet At sichts ower fair and soonds ower sweet.
The whisper gaed frae hill tae hill, The very herps o' Heaven grew still; God minded on the Wee Sma' Glen, And kenned it wasna wrocht in vain.
We have been unable to trace copyright ownership for Marion Angus poems and would be grateful for any information enabling us to do so.
cam' - came dee'd - died dreeped - dripped frae - from gaed - went herps - harps its lane - alone lauched - laughed kenned - knew minded on - thought about nane - none ower - extremely, unusually pu'ed - pulled rowan - a native Scottish tree whose leaves turn bright red and orange in autumn saft - soft sichts - sights soonds - sounds stane - stone tae - to wasna - was not wee - small weet - wet wrocht - wrought
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