The red piper's melody (Digan y pibydd...
Where is my Owen, where is my true Love,
O saw ye the shepherd that's dearest to me?
Where art thou wand'ring, come haste to my view, Love,
O art thou not eager thy Mary to see?
Long, long does he tarry, ah, surely some new Love
Detains o'er the mountains my Owen from me;
But swains do not grieve me, still kindly deceive me,
And answer: Thy Owen is constant to thee.
Heav'ns, who comes yonder? Ah 'tis my Owen,
And smiling he hastens his Mary to greet!
His tender impatience each eager step shewing,
To which my fond heart gives an answering beat,
Now foolish tears wherefore, why thus are ye flowing,
My Owen will fancy I grieve when we meet --
No, he'll never leave me, nor ever deceive me
O! heaven, those kind glances! my joy is compleat.
Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
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