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LOCKDOWN VIDEO

Barbara has recorded a new lockdown video which is now available on her official YouTube channel.

The song, 'Jock o' Hazeldean', originally appeared on Barbara's 'Parcel of Rogues' album in 1994. Barbara says of the recording:

The song has been in my repertoire for a long, long time and it's a beautiful Scottish ballad credited to Sir Walter Scott who apparently wrote it for a collection of Scottish songs called 'Albyn's Anthology'. It certainly pre-dates that, though, as Sir Walter 'borrowed' several lines from an even older ballad, 'John of Hazelgreen'. This is a stripped-back version, with just me and guitar - I hope people like it!

The song is now available on Barbara's official YouTube channel


LYRICS:


'Why weep ye by the tide, ladie, Why weep ye by the tide? I'll wed ye to my youngest son, And ye shall be his bride: And ye shall be his bride, ladie Sae comely to be seen' - But aye she's let the tears down faa For Jock o' Hazeldean.


A chain of gold ye shall not lack

Nor braid to bind you hair

Nor mettled hound, nor managed hawk

Nor palfrey fresh and fair

And you, the fairest of them a'

Shall ride our forest queen

But aye she's let the tears down faa

For Jock o' Hazeldean.


The kirk was deck'd at morning tide

The tapers glimmer'd fair

And the priest and bridegroom wait the bride

And dame and knight were there.

They sought her baith by bower and ha'

The ladye was na seen

She's o'er the border and awa'

Wi' Jock o' Hazeldean


She's o'er the border and awa'

Wi' Jock o' Hazeldean