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286            TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 305. Frae the friends and land I love.
Tune: Carron side Caledonian Pocket Companion, c. 1756, viii. p. 10.
Frae the friends and land I love
Driv'n by Fortune's felly spite, Frae my best belov'd I rove,
Never mair to taste delight; Never mair maun hope to find
Ease frae toil, relief frae care: When remembrance wracks the mind,
Pleasures but unveil despair.
Brightest climes shall mirk appear,
Desert ilka blooming shore, Till the Fates, nae mair severe,
Friendship, Love, and Peace restore; Till Revenge wi' laurel'd head
Bring our banish'd hame again, And ilk loyal, bonie lad
Cross the seas, and win his ain.






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