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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
200. Song—The Young Highland Rover
 
 
Tune—“Morag.”
 
 
LOUD blaw the frosty breezes,
  The snaws the mountains cover;
Like winter on me seizes,
  Since my young Highland rover
  Far wanders nations over.        5
Where’er he go, where’er he stray,
  May heaven be his warden;
Return him safe to fair Strathspey,
  And bonie Castle-Gordon!
 
The trees, now naked groaning,        10
  Shall soon wi’ leaves be hinging,
The birdies dowie moaning,
  Shall a’ be blythely singing,
  And every flower be springing;
Sae I’ll rejoice the lee-lang day,        15
  When by his mighty Warden
My youth’s return’d to fair Strathspey,
  And bonie Castle-Gordon.
 

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