The Dreich

These are the words that I stole from a bird, over and above
These are the cards I play close to my heart, my love

All through the dreich it was you I did seek, lowlands and above
Strange were your ways with a strange turn of phrase, my love

Oh my darling, my fortunate find
You do your best to be true, and I’ll do mine

These are the notes that the canny wind wrote, over and above
Roll off the sea with a blue melody, my love

Oh my darling, my fortunate find
You do your best to be true, and I’ll do mine

All through the dreich it was you I did seek, lowlands and above
Strange were your ways with a strange turn of phrase, my love

Oh my darling, my fortunate find
You do your best to be true, and I’ll do mine
You do your best to be true, and I’ll do mine