Monday, 18 June 2018

Cherryburn


CHERRYBURN (Song for Thomas Bewick)
By John Leslie

Cherryburn, Ovingham, banks of the Tyne
A bird on the wing, a fish on the line
Schooled in the meadow, suited him fine
Thomas had, plenty of time

A model apprentice, a skilful performer
Sanctified workshop, along Amen Corner
That’s where he flourished with boxwood and blade
Master of all he surveyed

Wild birds, and fables, and books to be bound
The Chillingham Bull, Huntsman and the Hound
For Thomas, the bells of St Nicholas chime
Cherryburn, Ovingham, banks of the Tyne

Wild birds, and fables, and books to be bound
The Chillingham Bull, Huntsman and the Hound
For Thomas, the bells of St Nicholas chime
Cherryburn, Ovingham, banks of the Tyne
Cherryburn, Ovingham, banks of the Tyne


Schooled in a meadow, it suited him fine
Cherryburn, banks of the Tyne

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