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Quoth I, " My bird, my bonnie, bonnie bird,
Is that a sang ye borrow; Are these some words ye've learnt by heart,
Or a lilt o1 dool an' sorrow ? " 41 Oh ! no, no, no," the wee bird sang,
" I've flown sin' mornin1 early ; But sic a day o' wind an' rain—
Oh ! wae's me for Prince Charlie
11 On hills that are by right his ain,
He roves a lanely stranger, On ev'ry side he's press'd by want,
On ev'ry side is danger. Yestreen I met him in a glen,
My heart maist burstit fairly, For sadly changed indeed was he—
Oh ! wae's me for Prince Charlie ! "
" Dark night cam' on, the tempest roar'd,
Loud o'er the hills an' valleys, An' where was't that your Prince lay down;
W'ha's hame should be a palace ? " " He row'd him in a Highland plaid,
Which cover'd him but sparely, An' slept beneath a bush o' broom—
Oh ! wae's me for Prince Charlie ! "
But now the bird saw some red coats,
An' he shook his wings \vi' anger, 11 Oh ! this is no a land for me ;
I'll tarry here nae langerl" He hover'd on the wing a while
Ere he departed fairly, But weel I mind the fareweel strain
Was, " Wae's me for Prince Charlie!,;
H. 486B.
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