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286. Song-Highland Harry back again

286. Song-Highland Harry back again

MY Harry was a gallant gay,
Fu’ stately strade he on the plain;
But now he’s banish’d far away,
I’ll never see him back again.

Chorus.-O for him back again!
O for him back again!
I wad gie a’ Knockhaspie’s land
For Highland Harry back again.

When a’ the lave gae to their bed,
I wander dowie up the glen;
I set me down and greet my fill,
And aye I wish him back again.
O for him, &c.

O were some villains hangit high,
And ilka body had their ain!
Then I might see the joyfu’ sight,
My Highland Harry back again.
O for him, &c.



Poem 286. Song-Highland Harry back again - Robert Burns