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    The Highland Laddie

    by Robert Burns
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    [A long and wearisome ditty, called "The Highland Lad and Lowland
    Lassie," which Burns compressed into these stanzas, for Johnson's
    Museum.]

    I.

    The bonniest lad that e'er 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.

    II.

    Trumpets sound, and cannons roar,
    Bonnie lassie; Lowland lassie;
    And a' the hills wi' echoes roar,
    Bonnie Lowland lassie.
    Glory, honour, now invite,
    Bonnie lassie, Lowland lassie,
    For freedom and my king to fight,
    Bonnie Lowland lassie.

    III.

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