The Hundred Best Poems (lyrical) in the English language - second series/The Blue-Eyed Lassie
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The Blue-Eyed Lassie
by Robert Burns
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Farewell to the straths and green valleys below,
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods !
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer,
A-chasing the wild deer and following the roe—
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go!
That lov'st to greet the early morn,
Can I forget the hallow'd grove,
Eternity cannot efface
O'erhung with wild woods thickening green;
And fondly broods with miser-care.
A gate I fear I'll dearly rue: