Sir Walter Scott

"Proud Maisie"

Proud Maisie is in the wood,
        Walking so early;
Sweet Robin sits on the bush,
        Singing so rarely.

"Tell me, thou bonny bird,
        When shall I marry me?"
"When six braw gentlemen
        Kirkward shall carry ye."

"Who makes the bridal bed,
        Birdie, say truly?"
"The grey-headed sexton
        That delves the grave duly.

"The glow-worm o'er grave and stone
        Shall light thee steady.
The owl from the steeple sing,
        'Welcome, proud lady'."