Broadside ballad entitled 'The Highland Laddie'
The Highland Laddie
set by Mar. Arne and Sung by Mr. Mattocks Theatre R.l in Drury Lane
The Lawland Lads think they are fine, But O they're vain and idly gawdy,How
much unlike that graceful Mien, and manly Looks of my Highland Laddie:
O my bonny Highland Laddie, my handsome smiling Highland Laddie may heav'n still
guard and love reward. the Lawland Lass and her Highland Laddie.
The brawest Beau in, Borrows Town.
A painted Room and silken Bed,
I ca' him my dear Highland laddie.
Period of publication:
1740-1770 shelfmark: S.302.b.2(163)