Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gallant Weaver

Scottish Poem By Robert Burns

The Gallant Weaver is a Scottish Poem written by Robert Burns in 1791.

The river Cart runs through Paisley, Scotland an important weaving town in Robert Burns lifetime.

Originally set to the old song tune 'The Weaver's March' and in 1997 to a composition by James MacMillan (born 1959) a Scottish composer of contemporary classical music.

There is also a Scottish country dance called The Gallant Weaver.


The Gallant Weaver By Robert Burns

Where Cart rins rowin' to the sea,
By mony a flower and spreading tree,
There lives a lad, the lad for me,
He is a gallant Weaver.
O, I had wooers aught or nine,
They gied me rings and ribbons fine;
And I was fear'd my heart wad tine,
And I gied it to the Weaver.

My daddie sign'd my tocher-band,
To gie the lad that has the land,
But to my heart I'll add my hand,
And give it to the Weaver.
While birds rejoice in leafy bowers,
While bees delight in opening flowers,
While corn grows green in summer showers,
I love my gallant Weaver.


The Gallant Weaver Song Video

The Gallant Weaver Song - YouTube Video
White Cart Water Image
Waterfall At White Cart Water, Paisley, Scotland


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