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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VIII. National Spirit.  1904.
 
I. Patriotism
“My heart ’s in the Highlands”
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
MY heart ’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart ’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe.
My heart ’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,        5
The birthplace of valor, the country of worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands forever I love.
 
Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;        10
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.
My heart ’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart ’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe.        15
My heart ’s in the Highlands wherever I go.
 
 
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