Springtime

Back in 2006, I participated in a talent auction. One of the items I put up for auction was an original filked song on the topic of their choice. For those who are not aware, a “filk” is when you take an existing song and write new words to it. Since I’ve always had a hard time coming up with original melodies, I’ve found that I usually write either poetry or filks.

In any event, the winner was a friend of mine, who asked for a song about springtime. Since we’re currently in the lovely spring and the trees are all budding and getting their leaves, I thought this would be an appropriate seasonal piece.

Springtime
by Julie Golick, “The Pocket Bard”
Sung to the tune of “Loch Lomond,” Traditional
March 2006

In yon bonny meadow, and yon bonny field,
When the sun shines bright in the springtime,
When tulips a-bloom, and the snow all melts away,
In the bonny, bonny days of the springtime.

Chorus:
Oh, autumn is fleeting, and winter is leaving,
And springtime is calling my name-o,
When me and my true love can lie in yonder field,
In the bonny, bonny days of the springtime.

Oh me and my true love went down to yonder field,
In the warm, bright days of the springtime,
We lay in the heather, his hand upon my knee,
In the bonny, bonny days of the springtime.

Dae, dae…

Oh, leaves are a-rustling, and birds are a-singing,
And brooks babble loud with their water,
And my true love has pledged that he’ll never leave again,
In the bonny, bonny days of the springtime.

Chorus

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