Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

 

SKYLARK IN THE MORNING

This song was written in 2010 by Gill Bowan with West Lothian pupils at Holy Family RC Primary, Winchburgh,as part of the Shale Villages project organised by John Holt of the Shale Oil Museum and Nancy Douglas , Cultural Co-ordinator, West Lothian Council.  

It is sung here by Carmondean Folkscene.

Nature in the morning (3)
So high up on the Bing

Skylark in the dawning (3)
So joyfully will sing

Red grouse in the gloaming (3)
Will soon be on the wing

CHORUS: And the mad March hare and the midnight fox
Will rise up to greet the spring
And the skylark in the dawning so joyfully will sing

The wintergreen and lichen (3)
Will all hide from the sun

The orchid and wild rosemary (3)
Are glad the winter’s done

CHORUS: And the mad March hare and the midnight fox
Will rise up to greet the spring
And the skylark in the dawning so joyfully will sing

Nature in the morning (3)
So high up on the Bing


Adapted from Skylark in the Morning, written by Gill Bowman and P.6/7 of Holy Family P.S. Winchburgh. Extra verse by Liz Reid for Carmondean Folkscene