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viii. JACOBITE
273
My Harry was a gallant gay, Fu* stately strade he on the plain ;
But now he's banish'd far away; I'll never see him back again.
Chorus.
O, for him back again! 0,/or him back again ! I wadgie a* Knockhaspie^s land For Highland Harry back again.
When a' the lave gae to their bed,
I wander dowie up the glen, I set me down and greet my fill,
And ay I wish him back again.
O, were some villains hangit high, And ilka body had their ain,
Then I might see the joyfu' sight, My Highland Harry back again !
No. 290. An somebody were come again.
Tune: Carl, an the king come Scots Musical Museum, 1790, No. 239.
Chorus.
Carl, an the king come,
Carl, an the king come, Thou shalt dance, and I will sing, Carl, an the king cornel
An somebody were come again, Then somebody maun cross the main, And every man shall hae his ain, Carl, an the king come.
I trow we swapped for the worse: We gae the boot and better horse, And that we'll tell them at the cross,
Carl, an the king come.
[Coggie, an the king come, Coggie, an the king come, I'se be fou, and thou'se be toom, Coggie, an the king come.]
The music between the asterisks is an 8ve higher in the original.
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