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230            TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
VII. PATRIOTIC AND POLITICAL
No. 254. Amang the trees, where humming bees.
Tune: The king of France he rade a race. Cal. Pock. Comp., c. 1756, viii. p. 26.
Amang the trees, where humming bees
At buds and flow'rs were hinging, O, Auld Caledon drew out her drone,
And to her pipe was singing, O: 'Twas pibroch, sang, strathspeys, and reelsó
She dirl'd them aff fu' clearly, O, When there cam a yell o1 foreign squeels,
That dang her tapsalteerie, O!
Their capon craws and queer ' ha, ha's,'
They made our lugs grow eerie, O; The hungry bike did scrape and fyke,
Till we were wae and weary, O. But a royal ghaist, wha ance was cased
A prisoner aughteen year awa, He fir'd a fiddler in the north,
That dang them tapsalteerie, O !






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