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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Lewie Gordon
By Alexander Geddes (1737–1802)
 
O SEND Lewie Gordon hame,
And the lad I daurna name!
Though his back be at the wa’,
Here’s to him that’s far awa’.
    Ohone! my Highlandman;        5
    Oh! my bonnie Highlandman!
    Weel wad I my true love ken
    Amang ten thousand Highlandmen.
 
Oh! to see his tartan trews,
Bonnet blue, and laigh-heeled shoes,        10
Philabeg abune his knee!—
That’s the lad that I’ll gang wi’.
    Ohone! my Highwayman.
 
Princely youth of whom I sing,
Thou wert born to be a king!        15
On thy breast a regal star
Shines on loyal hearts afar.
    Ohone! my Highlandman.
 
Oh! to see the wished-for one
Seated on a kingly throne!        20
All our griefs would disappear,
We should hail a joyful year.
    Ohone! my Highlandman.
 
 
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