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Thread #54643   Message #2814688
Posted By: dick greenhaus
17-Jan-10 - 10:58 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bonnie Hieland Laddy / Highland Laddie
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie hieland laddy
Wasn't it James Hogg who wrote the lyrics for the version of Hielan Laddie that Beethoven included in his 25 Scottish Songs?

Where got ye that siller moon,
Bonny laddie, highland laddie.
Glinting brow your belt a boon,
Bonny laddie, highland laddie?
Belted plaid and bonnet blue,
Bonny laddie, highland laddie,
Have ye been at Waterloo,
Bonny laddie, highland laddie?

Weels me on your tartan trews,
Tell me, tell me a' the news.
Saw ye Bony by the way.
Blucher wi' his beard sae grey.

Or that doure and deadly Duke,
Scattring Frenchmen wi' his look.
Some say he the day may rue,
Ye can tell gin this be true,

Wou'd ye tell me gin ye ken,
Aught o' Donald and his men,
Tell me o' my kilted Clan
Gin they fought, or gin they ran?