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A SONG

1 Saw ye the glens, saw ye the rocks,
2 Or saw ye bonny Harry Howie?
3 On yonder hill he feeds his flocks,
4 His flocks sae gay, himsel sae dowie.
5 Yes, I hae seen the glens, the rocks,
6 And I've been wading through the heather;
7 And there I spied a wand'ring flock,
8 Their herd was gone I know not whither.
9 But hark! I hear a dismal choir
10 Of bleating lambs, and shepherds mourning;
11 Ah! Harry Howie is no more;
12 No more wild echoes are returning.
13 An urchin sly has slain the youth,
14 Has slain him with a bow and quiver;
15 A fairer mind of spotless truth
16 From such a form Death ne'er did sever.
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17 Oft will I leave the festive train,
18 And seek the glens and rocks sae dowie;
19 There every zephyr shall explain
20 What I have felt for Harry Howie.

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    Title (in Source Edition): A SONG
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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, pp. 40-41. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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