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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Lammermoor
The Lass of Lammermoor
Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)
 
I MET a lass on Lammermoor
  Atween the corn and blooming heather,
Around her neck red gowd she wore,
  And in her cap she wore a feather;
Her step was light, her eyes were bright,        5
  Her face shone out like summer weather;
“Birds sing, sweet lass, they love to see
  Sic beauty ’mang the blooming heather.”
 
O, sic a geck she gave her head,
  And sic a toss she gave her feather,        10
“Man, saw ye ne’er a bonnie lass
  Before amang the blooming heather?”
“Pass on, pass on, so fair a ane
  Might be less scornfu’; I would rather
Ha’e one whom I ken in her snood,        15
  Than thee in thy bright cap and feather.”
 
 
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