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It Was The Charming Month
TUNE: Dainty Davie

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Chorus
Lovely was she by the dawn,
Youthful Chloe, charming Chloe,
Tripping o'er the pearly lawn,
The youthful charming Chloe,
1.
It was the charming month of May,
When all the flow'rs were fresh and gay,
One morning, by the break of day,
The youthful, charming Chloe,
From peaceful slumber she arose,
Girt on her mantle and her hose,
And o'er the flow'ry mead she goes -
The youthful, charming Chloe!
2.
The feather'd people you might see
Perch'd all around on every tree!
With notes of sweetest melody
They hail the charming Chloe,
Till, painting gay the eastern skies,
The glorious sun began to rise,
Outrival'd by the radiant eyes
Of youthful, charming Chloe.

Chorus
Lovely was she by the dawn,
Youthful Chloe, charming Chloe,
Tripping over the pearly lawn,
The youthful charming Chloe,

It was the charming month of May,
When all the flowers were fresh and gay,
One morning, by the break of day,
The youthful, charming Chloe,
From peaceful slumber she arose,
Girt on her mantle and her hose,
And over the flowery meadow she goes -
The youthful, charming Chloe!

The feathered people you might see
Perched all around on every tree!
With notes of sweetest melody
They hail the charming Chloe,
Till, painting gay the eastern skies,
The glorious sun began to rise,
Out-rivaled by the radiant eyes
Of youthful, charming Chloe.

 

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