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Hieland Harry
Hieland Harry by Robert Burns, arranged by the Tannahill Weavers
The Wee Highland Laddie (2nd part) by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod
Lieutenant Colonel D. J. S. Murray by Lieutenant J. Allan

 

This song was written by Robert Burns around the chorus which he heard from a friend.  It also falls into the catagory "songs of the Jacobite uprisings".  The tune in the middle is the second part of The Wee Highland Laddie by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod, from the John MacFadyen Collection.  The tune at the end is Lieutenant Colonel D. J. S. Murray, by Lieutenant J. Allan, from the Scots Guards Collection.

Chorus:

Oh for him back again, oh for him back again
I wid gie a' Knockhaspie's land for Hieland Harry back again

My Harry was a gallant gay, fu' stately rade he o'er the plain
But noo they've sent him far away, we'll never see him back again

Chorus

When a' the lave gang tae their beds I wander dowie up the glen
I sit me doon and greet my fill and aye I wish him back again

Chorus

Oh were some villains hingit high and ilka body had their ane
Then I might see the joyfu' sight o' Highland Harry back again

Chorus


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