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According to the collection from whence it came, this item was "composed expressly for, & performed at Messrs Harrison & Knyvett's vocal concert, 1792".

Lyrics: John Rannie

While the moon-beams, all bright,
Give a lustre to night
I'll weep on his dwelling so narrow;
And high o'er his grave the willow trees wave,
Who died on the banks of the Yarrow.

'T was under this shade,
Hand in hand as we strayed,
He fell by the flight of an arrow;
And fast from the wound
His blood stained the ground,
Who died on the banks of the Yarrow.

John Wall Callcott
(1766 - 1821)

Callcott : The Banks of the Yarrow : illustration


The Banks of the Yarrow

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