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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

William MacGillivray (1796–1852)

The Thrush’s Song

(From the Gaelic)

DEAR, dear, dear

In the rocky glen,

Far away, far away, far away,

The haunts of men:

There shall we dwell in love

With the lark and the dove,

Cuckoo and corn-rail;

Feast on the bearded snail,

Worm and gilded fly;

Drink of the crystal rill

Winding adown the hill

Never to dry.

With glee, with glee, with glee,

Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up here;

Nothing to harm us, then sing merrily,

Sing to the loved one whose nest is near.

Qui, qui, queen, quip,

Tiurru, tiurru, chipiwi;

Too-tee, too-tee, chin-choo,

Chirri, chirri, chooee,

Quin, qui, qui!