Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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CHARLIE IS MY DARLING.
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pipe this tune very correctly as I passed along with a playmate. I looked at the bird with infantine bewilderment, thinking that the creature was, as the Scotch say,' no cannie,' and that the foul fiend himself had taken up his abode in his tiny throat. The good Girzie laughed at my terror, but it was many weeks before I was quite reconciled to the possession of musical abilities by so small a creature, or quite satisfied that it had not formed a deliberate purpose by whistling that particular song, to turn me into ridicule."
They've left their bonnie Hieland hills, Their wives and bairnies dear,
To draw the sword for Scotland's lord, The young Chevalier.
Oh ! Charlie, etc.
Oh ! there were mony beating hearts, And mony a hope and fear;
And mony were the prayers put up For the young Chevalier.
Oh ! Charlie, etc.








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