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The Highland Balou
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation



The Highland Balou
1.
Hee balou, my sweet wee Donald,
Picture o' the great Clanronald!
Brawlie kens our wanton Chief
Wha gat my young Highland thief.
2.
Leeze me on thy bonie craigie!
An thou live, thou'll steal a naigie,
Travel the country thro' and thro',
And bring hame a Carlisle cow!
3.
Thro' the Lawlands, o'er the Border,
Weel, my babie, may thou furder,
Herry the louns o' the laigh Countrie,
Syne to the Highlands hame to me!



The Highland Lullaby

Call lullaby, my sweet little Donald,
Picture of the great Clanronald!
Finely knows our wanton Chief
Who got my young Highland thief.

Blessings me on your lovely throat!
If you live, you will steal a horse,
Travel the country through and through,
And bring home a Carlisle cow!

Through the Lowlands, over the Border,
Well, my baby, may you advance,
Harry the rogues of the low Country,
Then to the Highlands home to me!

 

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