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Poem by Robert Burns


The Highland Laddie


THE bonniest lad that eer I saw,
  Bonnie laddie, Highland laddie,
Wore a plaid and was fu braw,
  Bonnie Highland laddie.
On his head a bonnet blue,
  Bonnie laddie, Highland laddie,
His royal heart was firm and true,
  Bonnie Highland laddie.

Trumpets sound and cannons roar,
  Bonnie lassie, Lawland lassie,
And a the hills wi echoes roar.
  Bonnie Lawland lassie.
Glory, Honour, now invite,
  Bonnie lassie, Lawland lassie,
For Freedom and my King to fight,
  Bonnie Lawland lassie.

The sun a backward course shall take,
  Bonnie laddie, Highland laddie,
Ere aught thy manly courage shake.
  Bonnie Highland laddie.
Go, for yoursel procure renown,
  Bonnie laddie, Highland laddie,
And for your lawful King his crown,
  Bonnie Highland laddie!



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Scroggam
  2. The First Psalm
  3. Lines Written on a Bank-note
  4. Lines Written at Loudon Manse
  5. To Alex Cunningham, Writer


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