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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
460. Song—The Lovely Lass o’ Inverness
 
 
THE LOVELY lass o’ Inverness,
  Nae joy nor pleasure can she see;
For, e’en to morn she cries, alas!
  And aye the saut tear blin’s her e’e.
 
“Drumossie moor, Drumossie day—        5
  A waefu’ day it was to me!
For there I lost my father dear,
  My father dear, and brethren three.
 
“Their winding-sheet the bluidy clay,
  Their graves are growin’ green to see;        10
And by them lies the dearest lad
  That ever blest a woman’s e’e!
 
“Now wae to thee, thou cruel lord,
  A bluidy man I trow thou be;
For mony a heart thou has made sair,        15
  That ne’er did wrang to thine or thee!”
 

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