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viii. JACOBITE                               283
The bonniest lad that e'er I saw—
Bonie laddie, Highland laddie ; Wore a plaid and was fu' braw—
Bonie Highland laddie I On his head a bonnet blue—
Bonie laddie, Highland laddie; His royal heart was firm and true—
Bonie Highland laddie!
' Trumpets sound and cannons roar, Bonie lassie, Lawland lassie—
And a' the hills vvi' echoes roar, Bonie Lawland lassie !
Glory, honor, now invite— Bonie lassie, Lawland lassie ;
For freedom and my King to fight, Bonie Lawland lassie !'
'Thesun a back ward courseshall take,
Bonie laddie, Highland laddie ; Ere ought thy manly courage shake;
Bonie Highland laddie! Go, for yoursel' procure renown,
Bonie laddie, Highland laddie, And for your lawful king his crown,
Bonie Highland laddie!'
No. 302. By yon Castle wd at the close of the day.
Tune: There are few good fellows when Jamie's awa. ScotsM.M. 1792, No. 315.
By yon castle wa' at the close of the day, I heard a man sing, tho' his head it was grey, And as he was singing, the tears doon came, ' There'll never be peace till Jamie comes hame.'

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