A Highland Lad My Love Was Born

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A Highland lad my love was born,
The Lowland laws he held in scorn;
But he still was faithfu’ to his clan,
My gallant braw John Highlandman.
Sing hey my braw John Highlandman!
Sing ho my braw John Highlandman!
There’s no a lad in a’ the lan’,
Was match for my John Highlandman.

Wi’ his philabeg my love was born,
An’ gude claymore down by his side;
The ladies’ hearts he did trepan,
My gallant braw John Highlandman.
Sing hey my braw John Highlandman!
Sing ho my braw John Highlandman!
There’s no a lad in a’ the lan’,
Was match for my John Highlandman.

They banished him beyond the sea,
But ere the bud was on the tree,
Adown my cheeks the pearls ran,
Embracing my John Highlandman.
Sing hey my braw John Highlandman!
Sing ho my braw John Highlandman!
There’s no a lad in a’ the lan’,
Was match for my John Highlandman.

But oh! they catch’d him in the last,
And bound him in a dungeon fast,
But curse upon them, every one,
They’ve hanged my braw John Highlandman
Sing hey my braw John Highlandman!
Sing ho my braw John Highlandman!
There’s no a lad in a’ the lan’,
Was match for my John Highlandman.