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No. 295. O, I am come to the low countrie.
Tune : The Highland widow's lament. Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 498.
O, I am come to the low countrie— Ochon, ochon, ochrie ! —
Without a penny in my purse To buy a meal to me.
It wasna sae in the Highland hills— Ochon, ochon, ochrie !—
Nae woman in the country wide Sae happy was as me.
For then I had a score o' kye— Ochon, ochon, ochrie !—
Feeding on yon hill sae high And giving milk to me.
A nd there I had threescore o' yowes—• Ochon, ochon, ochrie !—
Skipping on yon bonie knowes And casting woo' to me.
I was the happiest of a'the clan— Sair, sair may I repine !—
For Donald was the brawest man, And Donald he was mine.
Till Charlie Stewart cam at last—
Sae far to set us free ; My Donald's arm was wanted then
For Scotland and for me.
Their waefu' fate what need I tell ?
Right to the wrang did yield ; My Donald and his country fell
Upon Culloden field.
Ochon ! O Donald, O !
Ochon, ochon, ochrie I— Nae woman in the warld wide
Sae wretched now as me.
No. 296. It was a' for ozir rightfu king.
Tune : Mally Stuart Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 497.