I've heard them lilting, at the ewe milking. Lasses a'lilti ...

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I've heard them lilting, at the ewe milking. Lasses a'lilting, before dawn of day; But now they are moaning, on ilka green loaning; The flowers of the forest are a' wede away. (The Flowers of the Forest) - Jane Elliott

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Scottish poet, 1727-1805

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