Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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Farewell to Lochaber, farewell to my Jean, Where heartsome wi' thee I ha'e mony days been; For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more, We'll may be return to Lochaber no more. These tears that I shed they are a' for my dear, And no' for the dangers attending on weir; Tho' borne on rough seas to a far distant shore, Maybe to return to return to Lochaber no more.
Tho' hurricanes rise, and rise ev'ry wind, They'll ne'er make a tempest like that in my mind; Tho' loudest of thunders on louder waves roar, There's naething like leaving my love on the shore.
To leave thee behind me, my heart is sair pained; But by ease that's inglorious no fame can be gain'd; And beauty and love's the reward of the brave : And I maun deserve it before I can crave.
Then glory, my Jeanie, maun plead my excuse : Since honour commands me, how can I refuse? Without it I ne'er can have merit for thee ; And losing thy favour, I'd better not be. I gae, then, my lass, to win honour and fame; And if I should chance to come gloriously hame I'll bring a heart to thee with love running o'er, And then I'll leave thee and Lochaber no more.