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No. 75. Out over the Forth, I look to the north.
Tune: Charles Graham's welcome hame. Scots Mus. Museum, 1796, No. 421.
Out over the Forth, I look to the north—
But what is the north, and its Highlands to me?
The south nor the east gie ease to my breast, The far foreign land or the wide rolling sea!
But I look to the west, when I gae to rest, That happy my dreams and my slumbers may be;
For far in the west lives he I lo'e best, That man that is dear to my babie and me.
No. 76. For thee is laughing Nature gay.
Tune: Scots Queen (see No. 66).
For thee is laughing Nature gay, For thee she pours the vernal day : For me in vain is Nature drest, While Joy's a stranger to my breast.