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Blind Shepherd

The land is white, an' far awa'
  Abune ae bush an' tree
Nae fit is movin' i' the snaw
  On the hills I canna see;
For the sun may shine an' the darkness fa',
  But aye it's nicht to me.

I hear the whaup on windy days
  Cry up amang the peat
Whaur, on the road that speels the braes,
  I've heard my ain sheep's feet,
An' the bonnie lambs wi' their canny ways
  An' the silly yowes that bleat.

But noo wi' them I mauna' be,
  An' by the fire I bide,
To sit and listen patiently
  For a fit on the great hillside,
A fit that'll come to the door for me
  Doon through the pasture wide,

Maybe I'll hear the baa'in' flocks
  Ae nicht when time seems lang,
An' ken there's a step on the scattered rocks
  The fleggit sheep amang,
An' a voice that cries an' a hand that knocks
  To bid me rise an' gang.

Then to the hills I'll lift my een
  Nae matter tho' they're blind,
For Ane will treid the stanes between
  And I will walk behind,
Till up, far up i' the midnicht keen
  The licht o' Heaven I'll find.

An' maybe, when I'm up the hill
  An' stand abune the steep,
I'll turn aince mair to look my fill
  On my ain auld flock o' sheep,
An' I'll leave them lyin' sae white an' still
  On the quiet braes asleep.

Songs of Angus and More Songs of Angus / Jacob, Violet, 1863-1946

Songs of Angus and More Songs of Angus / Jacob, Violet, 1863-1946

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