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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. III. The Eighteenth Century: Addison to Blake
Lewie Gordon
By Alexander Geddes (1737–1802)
OH! send Lewie Gordon hame
And the lad I daurna’ name;
Although his back be at the wa’,
Here ’s to him that ’s far awa’.
Hech hey! my Highlandman!        5
My handsome, charming Highlandman!
Weel could I my true love ken,
Amang ten thousand Highlandmen.
Oh, to see his tartan trews,
Bonnet blue and laigh-heel’d shoes,        10
Philabeg aboon his knee!
That ’s the lad that I ’ll gang wi’.
This lovely lad of whom I sing,
Is fitted for to be a king;
And on his breast he wears a star,        15
You ’d take him for the god of war.
Oh, to see this princely one
Seated on his father’s throne!
Our griefs would then a’ disappear,
We ’d celebrate the jub’lee year.        20

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