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The Echo Mocks the Corncrake

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4. THE ECHO MOCKS THE CORNCRAKE TRAD. ARR. FRAME / VASS
I think the Ayrshire connection always drew me to this song!

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The Echo Mocks the Corncrake


O the lad that I loo'd best of all
Was handsome young and fair
Wi him I spent some merry nichts
Along the banks o' Ayr
Wi him I spent some merry nichts
Whaur yon wee burnie rows
And the echo mocks the corncrake
Amongst the Whinny Knowes

We loved each other dearly
And disputes we seldom had
As constant as the pendulum
His heart beat always gaed
We sought for joy and found it
Whaur the scented clover growes
Whaur the echo mocks the corncrake
Amongst the Whinny Knowes

Ye maidens fair and pleasure dames
Flock tae the banks o' Doon
Ye’ll dearly pay for every scent
To the barbers for perfume
But rural joy is free for a'
Whaur the scented clover grows
Whaur the echo mocks the corncrake
Amongst the Whinny Knowes

The corncrake is noo awa'
The burn is tae the brim
The Whinny Knowes are clad wi' snaw
That taps the highest whim
But when cauld winter is awa'
And summer clears the sky
We'll welcome back the corncrake
The bird o' rural joys

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from Pendulum, released February 2, 2016
Gillian Frame- Vocals, Fiddle
Mike Vass- Tenor Guitar, Mandolin
Anna Massie- Guitar, Vocals
Euan Burton- Bass
Phil Hague- Percussion

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Gillian Frame Glasgow, UK

Gillian is a Scottish fiddle player. She has worked with many acts and was a founding member of Back of the Moon with whom she toured for seven years, seeing them win various accolades including Best Up and Coming Act then Best Folk Band at the Scots Trad Music Awards. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Scottish Music from the RCS and was the Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year in 2001. ... more

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