Nancy Conescu

The Mountain Streams where the Moorcocks Crow

Long Distance

With my dog and gun through the blooming heather
To seek my passtime I took my way
Where I espied a lovely fair one
Her charms invited me a while to stay

I said "My darling you will find that I love you
Tell me your dwelling and your name also."
"Excuse my name and I'll tell you my dwelling's near
The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow.

I said "My darling if you'll wed a rover
My former raking I will leave aside
Here's my hand and I will pledge my honor
If you prove constant I'll make you my bride."

"If my parents knew that I loved a rover
A great affliction would I undergo
I'll wait here for another season near
The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow."

"Then fare thee well darling for another season
I hope we meet again in yon moorland vale
And when we meet we'll embrace each other
And I'll pay attention to your lovesick tale

And it's hand in hand we will join together
And I'll escort you to yon valley low
Where the linnet sings her sweet song so pleasing near
The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow."