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From recitation, in Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 174. Other copies are printed in Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 155, (Donald of the Isles,') Sharpe's Ballad Book, p. 40, (and Chambers's Popular Rhymes, p. 27,) Smith's Scottish Minstrel, iv. 78.
The Lawland lads think they are fine, But the hieland lads are brisk and gaucy;
And they are awa near Glasgow toun, To steal awa a bonnie lassie.
" I wad gie my gude brown steed, s
And sae wad I my gude grey naigie,
That I war fifty miles frae the toun,
And nane wi' me but my bonnie Peggy."
But up then spak the auld gudman,
And vow but he spak wondrous saucie;— ">
" Ye may steal awa our cows and ewes, But ye sanna get our bonnie lassie."