Lazy Mist (The)
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LAZY MIST, THE. Scottish, Air (3/4 time). C Major (Oswald): A Major (Johnson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The song "Lazy Mist" was written by poet Robert Burns for the third volume of James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum (1790), set to Oswald's older air. The first stanza begins:
The lazy mist hangs from the brow of the hill,
Concealing ye course of the dark winding rill;
How languid the scenes, late so sprightly, appear,
As Autumn to Winter resigns the pale year.
The forests are leafless, the meadows are brown,
And all the gay foppery of summer is flown:
Apart let me wander, apart let me muse,
How quick Time is flying, how keen Fate pursues.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Johnson (The Scots Musical Museum vol. 3), 1790; Song 232, p. 241. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion Book 12), 1760; p. 20.