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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.

If I   were   free   at    will   to   chuse
To be   the   wealthiest Lawland   Lady
Id take young DONALD without Trews,
With Bonnet blue and   belted   Plaidy.
O my bonny &c.


The brawest Beau in, Borrows Town.      
In a his Airs with Arts made ready,
Compair'd to him hes   but a   Clown.
He's finer far in's   tartan Plaidy .
O   my bonny &c.

O'er benty Hill with him I'll   run.
And leave my Lawland Kin and Dady,
Frae Winters   Cauld       and Summers   Sun
He'll sereen me with his Highland Plaidy
O my bonny &c.


A   painted    Room   and   silken   Bed,
May please a Lawland Laird and Lady.
But. I can kiss   and be as   glad,
Behind a Bush   in's Highland Plaidy.
O my bonny &c.


I ca' him my dear Highland laddie.
And he ca's. me his   Lawland Lass,
Sine rows me in beneath his Plaidy.
O   my bonny &c.

Nae greater Joy Ill e'er pretend
Than that his Love prove true and steady
Like mine to him which ne'er shall end
While Heavn preserve my Highland Laddie.
O my bonny &c.

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Period of publication: 1740-1770   shelfmark: S.302.b.2(163)
Broadside ballad entitled 'The Highland Laddie'
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