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Words by Robert Burns
Melody by Claire Hastings

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The Posie

O love will venture in where it daurna weel be seen,
O love will venture in where wisdom aince has been;
But I will down yon river rove, amang the woods sae green,
And a' to pu' a posie to my ain dear May.


The primrose I will pu', the firstling o' the year;
And I will pu' the pink, the emblem o' my Dear,
For she is the pink o' womankind, and blooms without a peer;
And a' to be a posie to my ain dear May.


The lily it is pure, and the lily it is fair,
And in her lovely bosom I'll place the lily there;
The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air,
And a' to be a posy to my ain dear May.


The woodbine I will pu' when the e'ening star is near,
And the diamond draps o' dew shall be her een sae clear;
The violet is for modesty which weel she fa's to wear,
And a' to be a posie to my ain dear May.


I'll tie the posie round wi' the silken band o' luve,
And I'll place it in her breast, and I'll swear by a' abuve,
That to my latest draught o' life the band shall ne'er remove,
And this will be a posie to my ain dear May.

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from Between River and Railway, released April 29, 2016

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Claire Hastings Glasgow, UK

Scottish folksinger/songwriter

BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015

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Hastings’ talents not just as a musician but as a compelling storyteller were obvious (The Herald)

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